[Avodah] Emerging Psak

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Fri Jul 1 13:17:36 PDT 2022

On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 08:21:48PM -0400, Joel Rich via Avodah wrote:
> abortion and authorities who are stringent don't get asked questions
> anymore. I think this is a dynamic that bears further analysis. ...
>                                                       Do we see something
> similar about who is the parent in all the various fertility approaches?

Personally, I think there is something else, more geographic, going on.

More lenient shitos allowing abortion were always more common in Israel
than in chu"l. R SZ Auerbach had a R Eliezer Waldenberg to refer such
questions to. And R Gustman also influenced the conversation here.

Currently, the US turns to Israel for pesaq far more than we used to.
There is no Rav Henkin, Rav Aharon Kotler, R Yaakov Kamencki, or Rav
Moshe. (And in the Mod-O world, while people are turning to RHS and R
M Willig, neither's say carries comparible weight to the Rav's.)

So, that different conversation that happened in Israel is reaching us
in the US more than it did.

I also wonder how many abortion cases halakhah lemaaseh here in the US
really got as stringent pesaqim as one would assume knowing only the
party line theory we all took for granted.


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