A Gadol B'Yisroel must be publicly accepted as a rabbinic leader, someone the Torah world turns to with confidence knowing he is God fearing and his views on Halacha and Hashkafa are authoritative
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky will give a special “Me Shebeirach” blessing on Shavuos to all those who donate to Kupat Ha’ir.
Gedolim are not perfect. They are human, just like the rest of us. A true Gadol will always try to do the right thing. And the public should not lose out because of occasional errors.
Appeals to a gadol and gedolim suggests that there does in fact exist within Judaism an elite class with the final authority over legal, theological, and public policy questions.
I don’t know what is in the air in Israel that makes some people think that they are doing the right thing by God in sticking knives into the heads of their opponents.
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