Monday, February 27, 2012

How is R' Elyashiv doing?

Over the past few days, there have been various reports saying that he is getting better, sitting on a chair, davening, etc. According to Kikar Shabbat it's all a lie. R' Elyashiv's condition hasn't gotten any better and he hasn't been able to sit on a chair, daven, etc.

This shouldn't surprise anyone, even when he was healthy most of the statements about/in the name of R' Elyashiv were false so why should it change now that he is in the hospital.

However, the question does have to be asked, why can't the public get accurate information from someone? R' Elyashiv means a tremendous amount to many people (so much so that people have donated years of their life to him) and everyone is being asked to daven for him so therefore the public is entitled to know what is going on. Why the secrecy?

5 comments:

MIghty Garnel Ironheart said...

Wait until he starts giving p'saks. How much you wanna bet that before the week is through he'll have issued a statement about the Tal law issue?

SF2K01 said...

I'm guessing because he's already passed on and they're going to cover it up for as long as possible knowing that no one will know the difference. Or maybe they've been doing it for years. Has anyone actually seen him in the hospital or are these rumors coming from the usual unnamed sources?

Rabbi Bryan Kinzbrunner said...

I would not presume he died. However, the fact that his status is so up in the air is definitely something that should cause pause. At some point, other than the ones most reliant upon R. Elyashiv, others are going to begin to second guess the "claimed" improvement. And if he is penned on psak, than it should leave us worried about psak from any rabbi reported by others in the media.

Lemkin said...
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SF2K01 said...

His psak has been questionable according to most rabbonim for years. My own Rosh Yeshiva was saying how a recent psak by him was completely questionable, not that he would say so publically, but you still see people following them, which really shows the seams of the charedi world.