Questions tagged [rav-shach]

Questions regarding the life, views, and rulings of Rav Elazar Menachem Man Shach (1899–2001) Rosh Yeshiva of Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak.

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Source for Rav Shach story (bentsching from a book from age 100)

In Torah Tidbits, issue 1372, Rabbi Shalom Rosner wrote, in part: When Rav Shach turned 100, he told his students that he was going to accept upon himself a new resolution. The students were ...
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Why did Rav Shach zt"l say that it's apikorsus to study history?

I read on Wikipedia, citing the Michtavim v'Mamarim [of Rav Shach zt"l) volumes 1 pg. 109, pg.128,3 pg.31&39,4 pg.35,107, saying the following: He wrote that any secular studies were banned by ...
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Did Rav Shach allow people to move to the Occupied Territories?

Did Rav Elazar Menachem Man Shach forbid people from moving into the Occupied Territories after they were captured in 1967? If yes, what was his reason for forbidding it?
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Rav Shach and Lubavitsher Rebbe [closed]

From a purely Torah perspective. What was the disagreement between Rav Shach and the Lubavitcher Rebbe? Like, from a halachic point of view what were their opinions and why? I know they disagreed ...
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Source(s) for Chazon Ish and Rav Shach's position on Ir Hanidachat

We have been learning a Gemara on Masechet Sanhedrin that brings a Braita talking about Ir Hanidachat. It's on טו: and as follows: דתניא עד כמה עושין עיר הנדחת מי׳ ועד ק׳ דברי רבי יאשיה רבי יונתן ...
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Promised to name son Shimon - now husband is Shimon?

A woman who desperately wanted to get married traveled to Meron, the burial place of Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai, and vowed that if she found her match, she would name her first son Shimon in his merit. ...
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