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Sometimes I find a interesting looking Sefer (I know...I know...don't judge a book by it's cover) and want to take a look at the content. To my surprise, there are many Haskamot (approbations) from Rabbanim that I've never heard of. Who is the most "accepted" Haskma for a Sefer nowadays? (please no opinions, but logic)

  • Do you want the books-generally tag or the jewish-books tag? What kind of "Sefer" are you talking about? – Double AA Feb 2 '12 at 5:20
  • As long as they have actually read the book. – Double AA Feb 2 '12 at 5:23
  • they dont always read sometimes go on knowledge of the person – simchastorah Feb 2 '12 at 5:31
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    I don't see how "Who is the most 'accepted' ..." can possibly be answered with logic. – Isaac Moses Feb 2 '12 at 15:12
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ISrael:Reb Ovadiah Yosef, Reb Eliyashiv, and Rav Kanevsky,Rav Shternbach ,Rav Abba Shaul

America: Rav Belsky, Rav Feinstein (either one), Reb Shmuel Kamenetsky

Simply put these Rabonim have name recognition and not anyone will get a Haskamah from them but sometimes you have to read between the lines if the Haskamah addresses the contents or the Author saying I know him to be a good man that is a warning sign sometimes they will Humor the author for other reasons.

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    you are right i fixed it – simchastorah Feb 2 '12 at 5:34
  • For the record, If I see haskamot from those people, and the book was written after the 1980s, I do not trust that the book was ever read by them. – avi Feb 2 '12 at 16:27

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