Thursday, October 22, 2009

Daas Torah - Interview with Prof Lawrence Kaplan


Seforim Blog

Baruch Pelta: I guess my first question has to be if you changed your position since writing your famous essay on Daas Torah [1] and also, has Daas Torah evolved as a conception since then? [...]


2 comments :

  1. Recipients and PublicityOctober 22, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    A lot of hot air!

    Like trying to analyse what makes a pastrami sandwich delicious.

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  2. The article mentions that r’ Belsky never retracted his haskomo to r’ Slifkin which fits his reputation as loose cannon for good and for bad.

    It also touches on a point Mekubal brought up that it is the askanim who control and fed the information to the gedolim. It suggests that the askanim manipulate the information to get the psak or the ban they want to. (r’ Elyashiv would not know Crocs from Sketchers )

    It is also good to be reminded that the concept of daat torah as the Orthodox equivalency of Papal infallibility is a relatively new (haredi/chassidic) concept

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