Wednesday, October 24, 2007

והיו עיניך רואות את מוריך

Rav Shmuel Mohilever זצ"ל

Rav Yitzhok Elchonon Spector זצ"ל
In an absolutely brilliant piece, on the inimitable Seforim blog, Rabbi Chaim Rappoport of London exposes the efforts to bowdlerize R. Shlomo Zalman's Auerbach זצ"ל's book on Shmittah, because he validates the Heter Mekhira (without, himself, endorsing it). As it turns out, the group of Gedole Torah who either endorsed or acnowledged the validity of the Heter Mekhira included a galaxy that make you shake when you invoke their names.

I hope that this won't be taken as grandstanding, but here they are:

Rav Yosef Dov HaLevi Soloveitchik זצ"ל

Rav Avraham Yitzhak ha-Kohen Kook זצ"ל

Rav Moshe Feinstein זצ"ל

R. Isser Y. Unterman זצ"ל

Rav Tzvi Pesach Frank זצ"ל Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer זצ"ל

Rav Shaul Yisrael זצ"ל

Rav Shlomo Goren זצ"ל
(Thanks to Eretz Tzvi)


Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Anonymous said...

now that the heter mechira will be implemented by judicial fiat of the High Court of Justice it will be worth as much as the kashrut certificate that Judge Cheshin once ordered the rabbanut to give a meat processor despite the fact that he was selling his treifos to jewish treif wholesalers - i.e nothing.

Incitatus is doing wondeful work at the Rabbanut - but this is good for religious zionism which will learn to get on its two feet and stop depending on big daddy who is corrupt

aiwac said...

>>RSZA himself would not give two cents for Goren's opinion.<<

His name is RABBI Shlomo Goren or RSG, if you will. Halakhic disagreement does not give you, nor will it ever give you or anyone else, the right to be mevaze talmidei chachamim.

I suggest you read the Netziv's intro to Sefer Bereishit and then look in a mirror. You might not like what you see.

Jeffrey said...

Since REb Shlomo Zalman didn't give Rav Goren his semikha, he had no right to remove it.

I don't care who you are, on this blog there will be no disrespect to Gedole Yisrael. Your opinion will no longer be allowed on this blog.

ADDeRabbi said...

any particular reason for the omission of Rav 0vadyah Yosef?