Showing posts with label Shmuel Kaminetsky talks about Tamar to Joe Orlow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shmuel Kaminetsky talks about Tamar to Joe Orlow. Show all posts

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Joe Orlow talks to Shmuel Kaminetsky about Tamar

I called Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky yesterday. I said I had a Halachic question. I told him that I am working to separate Tamar Epstein and Adam.

I asked him what is the Halacha. Am I doing the right thing or the wrong thing?

He said he didn't know. He said there are Rabbis on both sides.

I asked him that if I stopped trying to separate Tamar and Adam, which Rabbis could I rely on.

He told me I could rely on "the Rabbi in Memphis."

I tried also to bring up with him the Feinstein Bais Din.

I asked him who could Posken for me if I was doing the right thing or wrong thing in trying to separate Tamar and Adam. I asked him if his son, Reb Shalom, could decide this question.

He seemed to indicate "yes". So I left a message for Rabbi Shalom Kamenetsky asking him to tell me if I'm doing the right thing or wrong thing.

It is self evident now why Rabbi Dovid Eidensohn calls Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky a Shoteh and a Rasha. It is self evident why  Rabbi Dovid Eidensohn says Rabbi Dovid Feinstein is fitting to be put in Niduy.

It is amazing that Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky had no difficulty wading into the divorce process of Tamar and Aharon projecting himself as the pre-eminent Torah authority in America. But now he tells me he doesn't know the Halacha. Is that not foolish behavior of the highest order?