----- by Rabbis Schechter and Feldman, zollen zein gezunt un shtark.
This video was filmed at an event at Bnei Yeshurun in Teaneck on March 5th, 2006. At the event, attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions of Rabbonim including R' Aaron Feldman, Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Yisrael, R' Mattisyahu Soloman, Mashgiach of Beis Medrash Govaha of Lakewood, and R' Aaron Schechter, Rosh Yeshiva R' Chaim Berlin. This clip shows R' Aaron Schechter responding to a question about the reconciliation of Torah and science in general, and the ban on R' Nosson Slifkin specifically.
I was never into the whole Slifkin fiasco. I don't get it, and I don't see the point of his holy war, not on his part and not on the part of his Rabbinic opponents. If a bunch of so-called intellectuals want to believe in some sort of Torah-Science hybrid, then so be it. More power to them. Leave them be. There's no great threat to the existence of old world pure Torah belief. Most people do not have the intellectual capacity of reading his books and having them change their minds. Even if they tell you that they believe in evolution or hybrid Torah/Science chances are they're stam hakking a chynek. You'd be better off not looking like an angry man who seemingly is not well-versed in the subject so he tells people that these are נסתרות that are best to be left alone. Even ignorant people like myself can see that. Then again, being that Teaneck has a reputation of being somewhat of a more intelligent city, one where many or most inhabitants are college graduates that have some background in Science, I would think that the approach that "you need not know, leave it to us, we know what's best for you" wouldn't really go far in convincing these folks that Slifkin is treyf. So what exactly was accomplished there by the two?!