Sunday, October 23, 2005

Da'as Torah

There is a new book out by Daniel Eidensohn titled, The Jewish Source book: Daas Torah, it is worthwhile to read. It is a compilation of Theological topics with sources from Daas Torah. In the introduction he quotes how Rav Elyashiv gave permission to write such a source book as long as he did not add any of his own opinions. I would recommend it for anyone who wishes to grasp a deeper understanding and clarity of what Daas Torah is.

6 Comments:

Blogger Rachack said...

where can i buy it on the internet?

12:54 PM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

who's the publisher?
Thanks for the info

5:34 AM  
Blogger me said...

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6:10 PM  
Blogger me said...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0006EP0PK/qid=1130450963/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/102-8585589-5316128?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

try this, to start (sorry, i cant get the link to come out normal)
i know this guy--a real tzaddik.

6:12 PM  
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6:47 PM  
Blogger Yosef said...

True it's a great book but don't you find it a bit ironic that after he calls the book das torah and says R'E said to publish it without his own ideas. He goes and writes a whole section about das torah which consists of about 75% his own ideas. Such as his meta ideas thing. Not that I think he's definitely wrong in what he says, that there are underlying concepts in Yiddishkit that one has to interpret the laws according to them and which concept is more important without the use of sources. Just that saying this is das torah is a new idea.
By the way his saying what the sources are coming to say above the words themselves is in truth his own interpretation of them. I don't have the sefer with me so it's hard to give explicit examples but I recall at times thinking that one can easily disagree with with him about what the source is saying.
All said and done it's without a doubt a truly wonderful eye opener to the diversity of views in classic mepharsim about extremely important issues. (Which in itself is an issue I wish I had a clear method of dealing with, if you have some good ideas let me know).

1:44 AM  

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