Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

New York - Newly Discovered Works Of Rav Moshe Feinstein Zt'l To Be Published

Published on: September 26, 2010 11:03 AM
Change text size Text Size  

New York - A trove of unpublished manuscripts from the late gadol and posek hador, Rav Moshe Feinstein, zt"l, has been discovered and is being readied for publication in a series of seforim.
  Included are Rav Moshe’s writings on the entire Shas, as well as hundreds of Responsa on complex halachic issues. Some of the materials date from Rav Moshe’s years in Europe and others from the period of the 1930s to the 1980s when he emerged as the most authoritative decisor of Jewish law. All the manuscripts have been authenticated by Rav Moshe’s children and the originals will be made available on CDs as each sefer is published by a foundation established by the children for that purpose.
  The seforim will contribute immeasurably to Torah scholarship and the halachic portions will likely aid in resolving many of the complex issues that continue to arise in Jewish communities around the world.

Advertisement:


More of today's headlines

New York, NY - It's like no other store in the world -- except when it comes to bedbugs. Bloomingdale's has become the latest Manhattan store hit by the bedbug... New York - Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight week Friday, extending a September rally with huge daily gains fueled by optimism over the future direction of the...

 

Total25

Read Comments (25)  —  Post Yours »

1

 Sep 26, 2010 at 11:13 AM Shaul in Monsey Says:

"The seforim will contribute immeasurably to Torah scholarship"

Only to true lomdei Torah. Most of the yeshivishe oilem, the posers, and many chassidim to boot disgraced themselves and dishonored the memory of the godol hador when they made the ridiculous claims regarding Even Haezer Daled. Let's see if they've learned anything since then.

2

 Sep 26, 2010 at 11:50 AM ProudOrthodoxJew Says:

What do you mean by true Lomdei Torah, Mr Shaul from Monsey? Are you referring to people like yourself who don't stop putting down Talmidei Chachumim because in your confused mind you think they are wrong? Or maybe people like yourself who never learned too much but has the chutzpa to argue whith those who truly have? Need I say more?

3

 Sep 26, 2010 at 12:15 PM Anonymous Says:

The combined works of Rav Moshe,Z'tl, and his son-in-law, Rav Moshe Tendler shlita are together the definitive sources of all knowledge to ben-torah on most contemporary issues. These new writings will only supplement and already rich body of lamdus.

4

 Sep 26, 2010 at 12:29 PM Anonymous Says:

where were these ksuvim up until now?

5

 Sep 26, 2010 at 12:30 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2

I think you have it backwards regarding realy limud torah and respect for gadolim. Those "moderneshe" yidden who have moved out to the suburbs like Monsey, KJ, NS and Lakewood could care less about those who continue to learn 24x7 in BP and WB and don't have to worry about mowing their lawns and leading a "country club" lifestyle. The flame of Rav Moshe lives on in batai medrashim and kollels in the "alte verld" in NYC.

6

 Sep 26, 2010 at 12:35 PM Godol-Hador Says:

SIM - don't know what you're smokin this chol hamoed. R"M is actually one of the rare few gedolim that most every group (except for Satmar who are never given enough credit for their deranged and wierd opinions)
If there is any complaint it is that R"M's sforim are lengthy and difficult to study and in addition his grandchildrens antics don't do this great gaon and tzadik even a modicum of justice.
where were these manuscripts anyways? I suspect MT had them all along and typically held them from the world.
Hmmmm doesn't he live in Monsey??

7

 Sep 26, 2010 at 12:38 PM Anonymous Says:

reb Moshe never intended for certain halachic teshuvos to be published. He felt that they were not for public consumption, either because they were only intended for the special circumstances. Or because he wasn't confident enough in the pesak to publish it.
It is wrong to publish these teshuvos.

8

 Sep 26, 2010 at 01:25 PM joseph Says:

How exactly were they "discovered"?

9

 Sep 26, 2010 at 01:29 PM Shaul in Monsey Says:

Read what I wrote, go back to elementary school for 7 or 8 years to learn English, and come back to comment so you can be understood. This is an English speaking blog. Your jibberish is evidence of a failed education. Best of luck to you. Meantime, what I wrote stands.

10

 Sep 26, 2010 at 02:49 PM Anonymous Says:

These new writings were'nt just "dicovered" in some locked drawer in or in the basement. They were held by Rav Tendler, and are now gradually being released for publication. Rav Tendler and some of Rav Moshe's children place great value on his legacy and wanted to be certain the kehillah was ready--both spiritually and intellectually--for the brilliant scholarship conveyed in these new seforim and responsa.

11

 Sep 26, 2010 at 03:35 PM esther rachel Says:

#7-how on earth can you know exactly what r, moshe was thinking? he wasn't con fident enough in the psak???!!!
#10-your statement re r' moshe's family waiting till the kehillah was ready sounds rediculous and preposterous.

12

 Sep 26, 2010 at 03:58 PM Godol-Hador Says:

My comment lacked a critical line:
R"M is one of the rare few gedolim that every group, in the orthodox world held in the highest esteem

13

 Sep 26, 2010 at 04:08 PM Berel13 Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

reb Moshe never intended for certain halachic teshuvos to be published. He felt that they were not for public consumption, either because they were only intended for the special circumstances. Or because he wasn't confident enough in the pesak to publish it.
It is wrong to publish these teshuvos.

#7 And YOU know R' Moshe's inner intentions how? Good thing you are around so the current R' Feinstein can consult with you.

14

 Sep 26, 2010 at 04:19 PM LESkid Says:

Anyone know 1) the publication date and 2) where to pre-order the seforim?

A gutten Moed!

15

 Sep 26, 2010 at 04:47 PM ploni Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

These new writings were'nt just "dicovered" in some locked drawer in or in the basement. They were held by Rav Tendler, and are now gradually being released for publication. Rav Tendler and some of Rav Moshe's children place great value on his legacy and wanted to be certain the kehillah was ready--both spiritually and intellectually--for the brilliant scholarship conveyed in these new seforim and responsa.

#10
If your information is accurate and if any Tendler family member has been in possession of these manuscripts their credibility has just been reduced to 1%

16

 Sep 26, 2010 at 07:35 PM Godol-Hador Says:

Reply to #15  
ploni Says:

#10
If your information is accurate and if any Tendler family member has been in possession of these manuscripts their credibility has just been reduced to 1%

Dovor Yoduah and poshut (that's inglish not jibberish) the the T's have all the Manuscripts. Especially MT.
The T's reputation wasn't that great to begin with

17

 Sep 26, 2010 at 07:53 PM Beware Says:

Members of the family altered the contents of some of the published thsuvos after R'Moshe was niftar. Any edition printed after the ptira is not reliable and should not be quoted
I sincerely hope that the contents of these new discoveries are not edited, but that is not to be expected. Therefore, the introduction of these additional writings is not very meaningful.

18

 Sep 26, 2010 at 08:03 PM bigwheeel Says:

Poster # 7 (Anonymous); In speculating about the reason these manuscripts weren't published before, you state that "Maybe he wasn't confident enough (with his p'sakim) to release them to the world". This shows that you have no concept of the "Gadlus" of R. Moshe Feinstein Zt"l. He must have had a good reason known to himself. One other interesting aspect of R. Moshe's P'sakim is, that although it seems at times that he took a minimalist position. לקולא For himself and some people in his inner circle he was very much מחמיר. My uncle used to live on the Lower East Side and he had occasion to ask a Shaila of R. Moshe זצ"ל. When R"M gave his answer לחומרא the שואל asked respectfully. "The Rav, in a תשובה on a similar question pasken'd לקולא?" R"M's answer was that even though he wrote (in his sefer) where he adopts the lenient position, he's advising him personally to follow a more stringent verdict.

19

 Sep 26, 2010 at 09:09 PM Anonymous Says:

To "Ploni": There are still several days befor Ho'shanah Raboh and the r'so may still accept your tshuvah for insulting Rav Tendler, shlitah, one of the gadolim of our generation if you personally seek his mechillah. If not, we will miss you and remember you with affection the next time someone writes such a disgusting comment about a tzadik and gadol such are Rav Tendler

20

 Sep 26, 2010 at 10:16 PM ploni Says:

Reply to #19  
Anonymous Says:

To "Ploni": There are still several days befor Ho'shanah Raboh and the r'so may still accept your tshuvah for insulting Rav Tendler, shlitah, one of the gadolim of our generation if you personally seek his mechillah. If not, we will miss you and remember you with affection the next time someone writes such a disgusting comment about a tzadik and gadol such are Rav Tendler

#19
I think apologies by Rabbi Tendler are in order to many Rabbonim in Monsey especially those of the Chassidic community. He has been condescending and critical of these chashuve people for years and his vitriol is plain sick.

21

 Sep 26, 2010 at 10:39 PM chief doofis Says:

There is very little that can be more enlightening as to how Halacha develops than these seforim. One also sees a true Gadol, who cared for the feelings, sensitivities and needs, of those for whom he paskened. Another volume will bring more learning and discussion to the long winter Friday nights. When will it be available?

22

 Sep 27, 2010 at 01:14 AM Godol-Hador Says:

Reply to #21  
chief doofis Says:

There is very little that can be more enlightening as to how Halacha develops than these seforim. One also sees a true Gadol, who cared for the feelings, sensitivities and needs, of those for whom he paskened. Another volume will bring more learning and discussion to the long winter Friday nights. When will it be available?

That's a really beautiful comment. Seriously.
Out of jealous couriosity, what other similar sforim do u discuss those long winter friday nights?

23

 Sep 27, 2010 at 09:59 AM chief doofis Says:

Reply to #22  
Godol-Hador Says:

That's a really beautiful comment. Seriously.
Out of jealous couriosity, what other similar sforim do u discuss those long winter friday nights?

To 22. There's plenty in R. Moshe's (ztl) works to fill many evenings. There's also the Tzitz Eliezer, the Rav's (ztl) teshuvot (in English), R' Henkin's seforim,etc. I'd need a lifetime (and then some) of evenings (and days). It's so interesting, informative and rewarding (on both worlds).

I was worthy to have met three of these (Gedolim) authors. If only we still had people of that calibre today. We probably lost more in the last 50 years than in any other period in our history!

24

 Sep 27, 2010 at 12:49 PM itzik18 Says:

Reply to 6

Even if the Satmar Rov zya disagreed with Reb Moshe ztl he always had tremendous respect for him

25

 Sep 27, 2010 at 03:17 PM moshe mulva Says:

I don't think anyone has much to worry about. In the climate we exist, whatever is published will surely be banned.

26

Sign-in to post a comment

Click here to sign-in.

Scroll Up
Advertisements:

Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!