||Ignore them! Is this what we want to be teaching our children!?!
I think this website should be more cautious when talking about other rabbi's opinions. How about trying to understand what these people are saying?
At this point in Jewish studies, there are no facts, only interpretations (new facts, that is). Your father (I wish I believed he knew what was going on with this site) is not the only posek in the world, and may not always be right. Stop telling everyone that their rabbi's are wrong and start listening. You are only causing more problems with the know it all attitude. I doubt the desired effect is to cause rebellion against rabbis, but you sure are promoting it.
Furthermore, some of the rabbi's spoken about are great ones, who had there reasons for answering as such. Do not mock them. Stop the jokes about the Kosher Nostra (I am not saying they are right). A real rabbi wouldn't say that, nor I hope your father. Stop talking about black hats (they have no meaning, at all, in Judaism) there is no reason to give your personal opinion on it. Stop making fun of briskers (it's wrong to make fun of other Jews, whether they are right or wrong). Finally stop the anti-Lakewood stuff. I don't care who was thrown out, or asked to leave, whatever, just show some respect for a town that is quite possibly holding this world up (at least America. Where else is there that much learning going on. Please don't comment on the bad things, it's not your job).
I honestly believe that this website can be a genuinely big help to people worldwide. Stick to its purpose. Stop the controversial topics that are not going to lead to halachic remedy, and stop answering non-halachic questions, and please consider only answering questions related to Kashrus.
A question for AA, CYA and YA (I believe you are all the rabbis children). Do you really ask your father EVERYTHING? Or at times to you feel you are well equipped to answer?
Thank you and please continue the "good" work.
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Date: 3/9/2004 3:49:13 PM
Message: What do you say when a know-it-al rav (who works in the kashrut industry) says "reputable hashgachot don't certify gelatin"? (As if R. Zvi Pesah Frank, R. Ovadiah Yosef, the Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem, R. chaim Ozer, etc. etc. and acharon haviv, R. Abadi, are not reputable. Such ignorance (spread by our favorite hashgachot)!
Reply: Ignore them...
I've heard many people say comments like, "Yes, he is a big Talmid Chacham, but what does he know about Kashrut?!"
There is successful propoganda that was spread that separates the "Kashrut industry" from Halachaha (Jewish Law). I can't compete with that.