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    Feif Un
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    I recently had a shailah come up which was very complex. My Rav didn’t want to pasken on it. He referred me to R’ Dovid Feinstein. I tried reaching R’ Dovid every day for weeks with no luck. I told my Rav this, and he gave me a few other people to try. I asked them, and none of them wanted to pasken it either. They referred me to others, and it always ended up with my being told to reach R’ Dovid Feinstein. I tried reaching him every day for about 5 weeks without any luck. I finally got an answer because one of the Rabbonim I asked met him at a levaya and asked him the shailah.

    There has to be a way to reach the big Rabbonim. I understand they’re busy, but people need them! I wasn’t just going to get a brachah, this was a shailah that affected my everyday life.

    #781516

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Are there times he’s available in yeshiva?

    #781517

    Feif Un
    Participant

    That was when I tried reaching him. Before shiur and after shiur. He was always busy, either in a meeting or just not answering his phone.

    #781518

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Did you try him at home?

    #781519

    Pac / Man
    Member

    Call the Yeshiva payphone. I never had a problem reaching him.

    #781520

    bombmaniac
    Participant

    ^you have no idea how hard i laughed at that joseph 😀 😀 😀

    #781521

    Pac / Man
    Member

    Unless it changed in the past few years. The yeshiva payphone was the best way to reach him.

    #781523

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    I have to agree with Joseph here, the Yeshiva payphone is the best known way of reaching the Rosh HaYeshiva

    #781524

    Pac / Man
    Member

    charlie: YCT is not Orthodox.

    #781525

    optimusprime
    Member

    Does anybody know the Yeshiva payphone?

    #781526

    charliehall
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    “YCT is not Orthodox.”

    Why do you say it is not Orthodox? The faculty are shomer mitzvot, with Orthodox semichah.

    #781527

    A23
    Participant

    Charlie,

    I’ve agreed with most everything you’ve posted, but to suggest YCT on YWN?? It’s completely inappropriate for the oilam.

    #781529

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Why do you say it is not Orthodox? The faculty are shomer mitzvot, with Orthodox semichah.

    I don’t know enough about YCT to say much about them. However, the fact that they are shomrei mitzvot and have semicha from Orthodox institutions does not really prove much.

    JTS’s faculty used to also be shomrei mitzvot, and had Orthodox semicha, and even included such scholars as Saul Lieberman. Yet- nobody debates that they were clearly not Orthodox, and clearly did not represent Judaism.

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