June 17, 2011 2:08 am at 2:08 am #597454shlishiMember
How can someone send a shaila to a great posek that eventually makes it into his forthcoming ??”? Shailos U’Tshuvos sefer?
Can anyone submit a shaila to godol and expect a response? Which Gedolei Poskim today accept such shailos? Do the poskim only publish shailos in their sefer from esteemed people or rather they even may publish a shaila from the common man? How do the poskim select which shailos and teshuvos to publish?
Must it be in written format (i.e. vs. a telephone call shaila) in order for it to potentially make the ??”?? Do the ??”? sefer generally include name person the teshuva is being addressed to?June 17, 2011 9:23 am at 9:23 am #1209740hello99Participant
The best way to get your name mentioned in a ShuT is to become a Talmid Chacham youself and write the Teshuvos and not just the Shaila.June 17, 2011 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm #1209741EnglishmanMember
I wonder how poskim of yesteryear (pre-xerox) maintained a copy of their teshuva after they mailed it to the person asking the shaila. Did they have to write it twice, once for the inquirer and once for their own records (for future publication)?June 18, 2011 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #1209742hello99Participant
handwrote it twice. Hence Machons often can find two copies to compare.June 19, 2011 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #1209743shlishiMember
Which poskim accept and respond to written shailos today?June 19, 2011 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #1209744Mother in IsraelMember
We once asked a shaila to a gadol by phone. A few months later, he mailed us a printed copy of the shaila and his answer which he later put into his sefer.June 19, 2011 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #1209746twistedParticipant
why would you seek to see your shaila pulished davka, even if you see it as to’eles lerabim, could be the posek doesn’t. I am, so far as I know, the result of an unpublished Igra. A second party asked Rav Moshe ztk’l on my behalf, and relayed the life altering answer. This was thirty seven years ago, and I don’t remember the turnaround time, it the issue was urgent. I am sort of comforted that my case is not out there in ‘bright lights”.February 22, 2016 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm #1209747
Which gedolei poskim are actively publishing ??”? today?February 22, 2016 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #1209748popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Have you ever asked a highly personal shaila, and then had it published in a sefer?February 22, 2016 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm #1209750Mashiach AgentMember
find out who the tzaddiks editor & gabbai is & get a hold of them
Rabbi Yitzchok Zilbersteins sefer of aleinu l’shabeach is filled with the strangest questions brought to him by others & what he paskens with always bringing in his shver Rabbi elyashiv ZT”L also
HatzlachaJune 26, 2016 1:17 pm at 1:17 pm #1209751
Have any MO rabbis published sh”ut seforim?June 26, 2016 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #1209752Sam2Participant
Joseph: Haven’t you called the Tzitz Eliezer MO in the past?
But yeah, there are a few that you would definitely classify as MO. Bnei Banim, BeMareh HaBazak, Melamed Leho’il, R’ Ezriel Hidesheimer, Sridei Eish, Kol Mevaser, Heichal Yitzchak (R’ Herzog), Yaskil Avdi, and probably more. Those are just off the top of my head.June 26, 2016 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #1209753☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Responsa of Modern JudaismJune 26, 2016 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #1209754blubluhParticipant
It may depend on the shaila. If publicizing the incident might lead to revealing negative information about others involved (even with names or other details changed or omitted) then it would most likely never appear in print.
Also, some tshuvos are unique to the particular case and could potentially be misapplied to a similar case. That could be disastrous. Such tshuvos would also not likely appear in print.June 26, 2016 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #1209755
Never called the Tzitz Eliezer MO. Neither is the Seridei Eish, who learnt in Mir and Slobodka and was more TIDE himself (which is very different than MO, being closer to Yeshivish as seen with RSRH’s Kehila KAJ is yeshivish affiliated and rabbinically led.) R’ Ezriel Hidesheimer, too, couldn’t be categorized as MO.June 26, 2016 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #1209756Mashiach AgentMember
send it to rav Yitzchok Zilberstein Shlita (Harav Elyashiv ZT”L Son-in-law)
his Sefer Aleinu L’shabaich is filled with the most strangest & interesting shailos sent to him from people worldwideJune 26, 2016 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm #1209757Sam2Participant
Joseph: Eh, you know I don’t believe in those categories. I was guessing what you would say.
Rabbi J. David Bleich might have Teshuvos, I’m not sure.June 26, 2016 3:11 pm at 3:11 pm #1209758
Names of the involved parties are almost never included, other than the name of the Rov forwarding the shaila to the posek.June 28, 2016 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #1209760blubluhParticipant
“Names of the involved parties are almost never included”
When I was young, I wondered why batei dinim didn’t publish transcripts of their choshen mishpat cases to be studied like other shailos u’tshuvos, even with names and locations altered or removed.
I eventually realized that identities could sometimes be discovered through the unique details of the cases.June 29, 2016 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm #1209761DaMosheParticipant
I believe the only teshuvos which make it into a sefer are those which the Rav feels apply to the general public – meaning there are no special circumstances which apply to a specific case which don’t usually apply to everyone else.January 19, 2017 6:26 am at 6:26 am #1209763LightbriteParticipant
This is what I thought::: Hundreds of hundreds of years ago, I thought the that it was common for one rabbi to write and send one person’s shaila to another rabbi to collaborate, at times. The teshuvos weren’t written for public access. They were written for rabbonim as a resource to help them posken. —Is that right?
When did us regular people have access to such answers? The internet makes it way easier. I know that Ohel Chabad has records of almost all of the Rebbe’s letters for people to read.
When did seforim of compiled teshuvos become available? To rabbinic authorities? To commoners?
ThanksJanuary 19, 2017 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #1209764iacisrmmaParticipant
Some regard Megillas Rus as the first written tshuva – the response of Shmuel Hanavi to the question if Dovid Hamelech was able to be the “melech” since his ancestry was from Moab.January 20, 2017 7:54 am at 7:54 am #1209765LightbriteParticipant
Oh wow. Thanks iacisrmma. Never knew that.January 20, 2017 10:17 am at 10:17 am #1209766Geordie613Participant
HaRav Moshe Sternbuch is still writing ?????? ???????. You can write to him in English of course. He doesn’t usually have the name of the asker though.
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