Rabbi Menashe Klein in Sefer Bais Rahel on page 144 when discussing the dangers of psychologists (marriage counselors) says:

וכבר נשמע על אחד מהם שכינה עצמו רב ודתי וחרדי מאד מאד, שכתב כביכול ספר [פסול] הדרכה בעניני אישות ואף קיבל הסכמות, ובעניותי יצאתי אז נגדו ונגד הספר פסול שכתב, וב''ה וב''ש שבעוד לא זמן רב נתגלה קלונו ברבים ונאסר ע''י הממשלה במאסר על שעשה מיני נבלות, שלא יאומן כי יסופר.‏

That is, one person who called himself a very religious Rav wrote a book about marital relations and received approbations, and I (Rav Menashe Klein) opposed him and his book, thank G-d his disgrace was publicised and he was imprisoned by the government.

who can this be (the man, the book) referring to?

  • i do not know what to tag it, i appreciate corrections
    – hazoriz
    Oct 1, 2017 at 16:10
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    Do you think it might be lashon hara to know who the rabbi is talking about? That seems pretty embarrassing for that doctor.
    – ezra
    Oct 1, 2017 at 17:07
  • @ezra for me i think it is l'toeles
    – hazoriz
    Oct 1, 2017 at 17:10
  • You sure? Because if he went to jail the chances are he's probably not writing any more books that could harm you.
    – ezra
    Oct 1, 2017 at 17:12
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    @ezra L'shon hara is where one's goal is to mock someone or demean them; not when one has some ulterior motive. See judaism.stackexchange.com/a/81491/8775. Also depending on what this person did, he is likely not included in עמיתך, and depending, it is likely a דבר מפורסם. Lastly, there is a toelet for hazoriz to know which book is being referred to.
    – mevaqesh
    Oct 1, 2017 at 17:17


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