Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Interesting Posts and Articles #217

  1. At Cross-Currents, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein has suspicions about the Yosef coins. I discussed these coins here and here.

  2. The plot thickens. It turns out Rav Elyashiv didn't really sign on to the psak against Shabbos elevators. (And see here as well.)

  3. Matzav has an interview with Reb Abish, where he speaks out against much Jewish music, which he feels is superficial. He partners with R' Shmuel Brazil, whose views on Jewish music I discussed here and here.

  4. Wolfish Musings thinks Rabbi Falk would be in favor of obeying common courtesy, at the expense of tznius chumra. I am not sure how he knows this. But Rabbi Falk allows a husband to say "thank you" to, though not chat freely with, an adult girl who helps out in his home. But he does praise Ruth for her excessive tznius of not saying a word, such that people thought she was mute, since her particular situation warranted this extreme of tznius.

  5. The label at parshablog for Sukkot. Some good posts there, if I say so myself.


BrooklynWolf said...

I am not sure how he knows this.

Truth to tell, I don't. I just assumed that despite his hyper-sensitivity to tznius issues, he would still stand in favor of common courtesy.

The Wolf

joshwaxman said...

indeed, here he says one may greet, though not in an affectionate manner.

but "common courtesy" is often determined by social norms, and he does not necessarily hold by this. for example, he speaks against having women go through a door before their husbands.



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