What is the proof that there is an answer to these questions? We are dealing with a person who violates normative halacha by paskening dinei nefoshose biyochid, by going against the established poskim with a sevoro bialmo, who says radical things without invoking the thoughts of gedolim or at least other rabbonim, and who obviously is lacking in common sense to say such things in public. Are you sure that such a person remembers what he said last time when he opens his mouth?
Yitsy Hillel,I am very proud of you that in this blog with the fur flying you sit down and listen to tapes and prepare for us a fine meal of material with good questions. I know it is not easy for to do such a thing so your sechar is koful. Nobody likes to cast aspersions on a Rosh Yeshiva and important person, and surely you don't like to attack Rav Schachter. But you are searching the truth, and only the truth. A lot of people should learn from you. Hatslocho!
L'kavod Rabbi Eidonsohn, I have entered this topic with an open mind and feel both sides are extreme, and I am promoting a middle of the road approach to these matters. Rabbi Schachter shlitta is a tremendous talmid chacham (whether you disagree with his views on serious matters as these or not), and I privately posted in the comment section on this blog the post written above because people were debating what Rabbi Schachter stated in his shiurim. I never meant for the post to be a public guest post, and had no intention of attacking Rabbi Schachter in anyway.
Yitsy Hillel,I think I saw you on another blog talking about similar issues, so I thought that you were going public about this. At any rate, it is certainly a kindness to produce these tapes so people can judge for themselves.
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