We Pity the Fools

C.S. draws our attention to an interesting discussion of R. Yitzchok Zilberstein. Here’s Kikar Shabbat’s summary in its headline: פסק: ‘לא להתפלל על מי שהלך בהתרסה בלי מסכה, וחלה’ The headline, however, is clickbait; the subheadline is already somewhat more nuanced: הכרעה חסרת תקדים היוצאת מתחת ידיו של הגר”י זילברשטיין – הנחשב לאחד מגדולי פוסקי […]

Are All His Ways Judgment?

The 5 Towns Jewish Times reported a question recently posed to Rav Chaim Kanievsky regarding whether Jews in Miami should obey evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Irma, followed by his characteristically terse and rather oracular answer: BREAKING VIDEO: Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Tells Miami Residents To Leave Their Homes! ‘Sakanah!’ Hurricane Irma’s size and strength […]

Caveat Nubere

At the end of the previous post, we broached the question of whether a spouse’s failure to disclose his or her status as a convert or recent descendant of one to the other spouse prior to marriage would be grounds for a claim of מקח טעות. This question is raised by Rafi G. (Life in […]