Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rabbi Akiva said not to live in community run by rabbis


Pesachim (112a): There were seven things that Rabbi Akiva instructed his son Rabbi Yehoshua,…Do not live in a town whose leaders are Torah scholars [because they are absorbed in their studies and not with community affairs – Rashi]…

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  1. So why is every "Jewish community" in the frum world run by rabbis? (Or am I uninformed and haven't seen enough communities?) Is it the "Daas Toyrah cult" that has clouded our judgment in this matter?

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  2. Harav Hagoon Pinchas ArronFebruary 27, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    If that applied to todays communities it would be a blessing to be under auspicies of true Torah scholars, rather than the curse of communities driven by rabbinical corruption, money and self help vigilanty" poskim"

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