Wednesday, February 22, 2006

A very interesting upcoming event

On March 5th R' Feldman, R' Moshe Aharon Shechter, and R' Matisyahu Solomon, are going to be speaking in Teaneck on PERSPECTIVES ON TIMELESS ISSUES. I assume the Slifkin ban will be one of the topics of discussion. You can see the flyer here. I would really like to get a summary of this event so if anyone atends please let me know.

5 comments:

Ari Kahn said...

Rav Aharon Shechter

bluke said...

I also thought that and then I saw Moshe in the ad, now that I checked I see that it is R' Aharon Moshe Shechter.

charles said...

You must be joking. No way will they be discussing that. And no way will there be an open question session. It's a kavod event for them, they won't let them look stupid,

Anonymous said...

Check this out for the reciprocal event:

http://onthemainline.blogspot.com/2006/02/when-mashiach-comes-but-just-before-we.html

AbbaFive said...

Main Line and Charles are right on the mark.

I do not expect that they will go beyond the well-trodden "Klal Yisrael, Achudus, Kavod HaTorah, yirah ... blah, blah, blah" bromides.

While this certainly should be commended as a first step, if they don't address the issue of 'mutual' respect of the divergent machanos and if it stops here, this is nothing more significant than Ping-Pong in China. Further, if they avoid this elephant in the room, it also will come off to many as condescending.

I personally hope for more, and given this 'ambitious' foray (isn't that a pathetic comment on both of our machanos!) it is obvious that these Rabbonim also hope for more on a personal level, but given the self-congratulatory nature of prior public statements (take a look at the Jewish Observer for serious self-analysis and self-critcism - you'll be looking for a long time) I frankly do not expect it.