August 30, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Teaneck rabbi: Jewish Week should acknowledge Rabbi Schachter as 'true representative' of 'Torah values'

Rabbi Michael Taubes -- whose father was my demanding and effective Freshman English Composition teacher -- is upset that the Jewish Week isn't a pro-Schachter Yated Ne'eman or (vintage) Pravda:
Given the fact that the Talmud likens one who mocks a Torah scholar to a heretic, The Jewish Week would do well to instead help its readership understand how accepted and true representatives of Torah values should be treated, even where there may be areas of disagreement.
Any suggestions on how the Jewish Week should distinguish between "true representatives of Torah values" and other rabbis and scholars?