Monday, October 06, 2014

RYA says its okay to disregard daas torah

Shorter RYA:

I am fully in favor of daas torah except when I am not fully in favor of daas torah.

He continues: [Dass Torah] does not mean:

• Relying on their opinion in matters of general culture or science, particularly when one has strong, well-founded opinions himself.

DB: We, by which I mean the educated world, have not just well-founded opinions, but unimpeachable evidence when it comes to things like evolution, Noah's flood, the fact that homosexuality is not a choice, the deterministic qualities of race, and much more. Is he really giving us his written permission to break with the Torah world on these things?

There is no contradiction. Anyone who finds one has targeted a straw man. I have had the benefit of association with three generations of

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