[Avodah] Psak in Machshava

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Mon Jan 7 03:28:14 PST 2013

On Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 01:02:47PM +0200, Daniel Eidensohn wrote:
> *Chasam Sofer (Y.D. 2:356)* R' Hillel who is quoted in Sanhedrin (99a)  
> as rejecting salvation through Moshiach but asserted [according to  
> Rashi] that G-d Himself would directly save the Jews...

I believe it was this kind of thing that motivated R' Joel Rich
to include the parenthetic comments in his original question:
: I think we've discussed the general issue of psak in machshava (or at
: least in the ikkarim)...                      Eruvin 13b specifically
: uses what IIUC is the language of psak in a case of machshava (unless
: there is a halachic implication to whether we would have been better
: off created or not)

There is a halachic implications inherent in accepting the concept
of iqarim: They define the limits of rebellion for which one could be
labeled a kofeir, apiqoreis or min. They impact who we can count toward
a minyan, whose wine we may drink, the chovos halvavos side of qabbalas
ol mitzvos before geirus, etc...

Tir'u baTov!

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