Monday, November 8, 2010
The completion of the Steinsaltz Shas
Matzav is wearings its Yeshivishe coat today, three days after advertising "Jews and Baseball" as its video of the day. I assume that was also to show you what not to see at the movie theater... After all, Maran said that in 1989 that all his (Steinsaltz's) works are kefirah... I'm sure Maran took the time to read them all then... The fact that this was right, smack in the middle of his Milchemes Hashem against Lubavitch in general also is a mere coincidence. Rabbi Scherman should also send him like a box of chocolates or an assortment of herbal teas, since that opened the door for them. They translated the Shas L'sheim Mitzvah, so as not to allow millions of Jews to be influenced by Steinsaltz. No other considerations whatsoever. It's interesting to note that despite the fact that he was only attacked because of his connection to Lubavitch - take my word for it, people - that Steinsaltz is sort of in no-man's land. Lubavitchers find him too way too "simplistic" when it comes to his interpretations of many aspects of Chassidus, including the Rebbe/Chossid relationship. Steinsaltz tells it like he sees it, in all areas of life, and that ticks many people off. So in short, Maran attacked a man for really no reason, well, other than being a Lubavitcher, of course, which is all the reason in the world.
ah freilikhen khoydesh!
Late addition: The Haskomeh from the Posek HaDor, Maran Harav Moshe Feinstein, zt"l