Thursday, January 13, 2005


A DovBear Action Alert (my first one)

Please send emails of support to:

Nosson Slifkin
The author being slandered as a heretic for teaching the views of Rishonim and Achronim

Targam Press
Slifkin's old publisher. Tell them you hope the books aren't discontinued

Yashar Books
Slifkin's new publisher. Tell them you appreciate their willingness to distribute the Slifkin books

Please send polite, but firmly worded e-mails of censure and condemnation to:

Mordichai Plaut: editor(at), Editor of Deiah V'Dibur an online publication that produced an article on the case.
*** Ask him why he didn't speak to Rav Slifkin before running the article.

HaRav Yitzchok Sheiner, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Kamenitz
Per Deiah V'Dibur he wrote "He [Slifkin] believes that the world is millions of years old—all nonsense!"
*** Ask him if he owns a Tiferes Yisroel. Ask him if the Tiferes Yisroel, and all the people the Tiferes Yisroel cites, are also "nonesense"

HaRav Elya Ber Wachtfogel, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas South Fallsberg
Per Deiah V'Dibur he wrote "And he also writes that Chazal Hakedoshim can err chas vesholom in worldly matters chas vesholom and therefore [they can err] in halochoh as well chas vesholom, as he wrongly proves from maseches Horayos"
*** Ask him why the Torah obligates sages who have erred to bring a korbon, if it's imposible for a sage to make a mistake.

Signatories to the ban, again per Deiah v'Dibur:
HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman, HaRav Chaim Pinchos Scheinberg, HaRav Shmuel Auerbach, HaRav Yitzchok Sheiner, HaRav Shmuel Birnbaum HaRav Avrohom Chaim Levine, HaRav Shmuel Avigdor Feivelson, HaRav Eliyoh Simchah Shustal, HaRav Yisroel Perkovsky, HaRav Elya Ber Wachtfogel, HaRav Chaim Stein, HaRav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, HaRav Meir Hershkowitz, HaRav Yosef Rosenbloom, HaRav Refoel Halevy Schorr, HaRav Mattisyahu Salomon, HaRav Dovid Feinstein

I would be pleased to read and, perhaps publish, any responses you may receive.

UPDATE: More contact details in the comments via Benai Levi