Monday, July 16, 2007

2 Av - Yartzeits

R' Ahron Teumim HY"D (1690) ben R' Moshe, was the Rov of Kracow. While visiting another region, a Polish nobleman had him arrested for no reason, and placed on a horse to bring him to jail. On the way, he fell off many times and they put him right back on until he died from his wounds.

R' Moshe ben R' Avrohom Stern (1997), Debreciner Rov, author of Be'er Moshe. One of the greatest poskim of our time.


Anonymous said...

Interestingly, R. Aharon Soloveitchik told me that we should not quote
from the books of Rabbi Moshe Stern, the Debrecener, because he said
some terrible things about the Rav and also poskined that it is
forbidden to read seforim from YU rebbeim.

Anonymous said...

I know people that were very close to the Ber Moshe and they said he was a very gentle individual, so it seems out of place however if he did say these things he honestly felt he had to say it. It wouldn't be the first time Gedolim argued. He also had the respect of the biggest Gedolim of the time such as Rav Moshe Feinstein. As far s modern day halachic questions the Ber Moshe has been one of the most often quoted seforim.

A Talmid said...

R' Ahron Soloveitchik was a great Rav and I'm not one to argue with him, besides, it wouldn't be the first time Rabbonim had disagreements. However, R’ Moshe Stern is quoted by virtually every posek that I know of. Many great Rabbonim consider the Be'er Moshe to be one of the most authoritative teshuvah sforim of the past generation, in the same category as the Igros Moshe.

Anonymous said...

The Gra, Noda Beyehuda and others were very critical of Chassidim yet Chassidim learn their seforim