Of Water And Autopsies III

In the previous post in this series, I cited several Aharonim who at least seriously consider the possibility that one may not infringe on another’s rights even to save oneself from death. I shall now cite some who disagree. Rav Zvi Binyamin Auerbach disputes Rav Ettlinger’s arguments1 for prohibiting autopsies even in cases involving unquestionable …

The Excision of Shir

My friend Yisroel noticed the following amusing bibliographic anomaly: The first volume of the first edition of Rav Aryeh Leib HaCohen’s Avnei Miluim (Lemberg 5576) contains a set of indices, emendations and glosses compiled and composed by the author’s son-in-law, Rabbi Shlomo Yehudah Rapaport, commonly known by the acronym of his name, Shir. Shir included …