February 27, 2011 2:47 am at 2:47 am #595337
When posting a thing you heard, or a psak from a Rov, and you think its realiable – DON’T just say “I heard from a realiable source”, or “I heard from a prominent Rov”, because why do you think that your prominent rov, is the same type as mine? What does it help me how you hold of this rov? If you are quoting him and you want people to go for your post – Say the Name!February 27, 2011 3:12 am at 3:12 am #744894
I think it’s fair for a poster to not name his source when he feels it might compromise his anonymity. It’s equally fair for any CR reader to take anything posted (even if the source is named) with a huge mound of salt, unless independently verified. I include anything which I post (although I do try to be accurate).
BTW, I heard from a reliable source (my browser’s spell check) that the word is spelled r e l i a b l e. 🙂February 27, 2011 4:36 am at 4:36 am #744895
DY – So anonymity is the reason? How by saying that you heard a psak from this rov affect your anonymity?February 27, 2011 5:18 am at 5:18 am #744896
It’s one reason. If I say I heard a psak from a certain rov, you would assume that I have a relationship with that rov, or possibly that I daven in his shul. That would give a clue to my identity.February 27, 2011 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #744897Shticky GuyParticipant
Let me tell you of a psak I once heard from reb elyashiv shlita. He said… Oh no! Silly me, thats my identity blown now. That was careless of me. You must all know who I am now. I’m going. There’s just no privacy nowadaysFebruary 27, 2011 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm #744898observanteenMember
Shticky: Huh? I wasn’t aware of that…February 27, 2011 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #744899Mother in IsraelMember
Shticky Guy, I agree with you that if someone posts that they got psak from Rav Elyashiv, it doesn’t blow their identity. OTOH, if I would post that I got a psak from a certain posek who taught in my seminary, and I would write his name, that would give some identifying information about me. Or if the posek was a local Rav from my small hick town, people might know where I was from. I don’t think anyone hesitates to quote gedolei hador because of fear of losing their anonymity.February 27, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #744900
Shticky – lol!February 28, 2011 12:34 am at 12:34 am #744901
Let me tell you of a psak I once heard from reb elyashiv shlita. He said… Oh no! Silly me, thats my identity blown now. That was careless of me. You must all know who I am now. I’m going. There’s just no privacy nowadays
You should have deleted tat post right away. Now it’s too late.
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