I wanted to create a separate post that discusses the authority of the rabbis, or rather lack thereof.
Let's take a look at Deuteronomy 17:8-13
YLT Dt 17:8 . 'When anything is too hard for thee for judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke--matters of strife within thy gates--then thou hast risen, and gone up unto the place on which Jehovah thy God doth fix,
YLT Dt 17:9 and hast come in unto the priests, the Levites, and unto the judge who is in those days, and hast inquired, and they have declared to thee the word of judgment,
YLT Dt 17:10 and thou hast done according to the tenor of the word which they declare to thee (they of that place which Jehovah doth choose; and thou hast observed to do according to all that they direct thee.
YLT Dt 17:11 'According to the tenor of the law which they direct thee, and according to the judgment which they say to thee thou dost do; thou dost not turn aside from the word which they declare to thee, right or left.
YLT Dt 17:12 And the man who acteth with presumption, so as not to hearken unto the priest (who is standing to serve there Jehovah thy God), or unto the judge, even that man hath died, and thou hast put away the evil thing from Israel,
YLT Dt 17:13 and all the people do hear and fear, and do not presume any more.
As you can see from these verses, there is not a single word about any "rabbis". Rabbis do not have ANY authority according to the Written Torah. They are impostors, who have been hijacking our faith for the last 2000 years. Because of the rabbis (pharisees) we are in exile and God hates us!
So my absolutely sincere advice from me is this: if you see a rabbi, tell him about Deuteronomy 17-8-13 and DO NOT LISTEN OR OBEY THEM, OR GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM !!!!
DO NOT RESPECT THEM EITHER !!!! THEY HAVE RUINED COUNTLESS LIVES !!!
Google FailedMessiah or OTD(Off The Derech) if you do not believe me.
I hope now it is clear that the only authority Torah commands are Levites(for all matters) and appointed Judges (for civil matters).