Thursday, December 15, 2005

Eilu va'Eilu Update

My response to the question posed below:

No, it does not obligate us to believe the statements are true in the literal sense. R' Yisroel Salanter states explicitly that incorrect statements are also Torah. Eilu va'eilu instructs us that the rejected position is also worthy of study and consideration.



******* wrote:
What I meant was doesn't the concept of
"eilu v'eilu" *obligate* us to believe that
all statements of Chazal are true? And if so,
how then can one "choose" one statement
over another in the case of a machlokes
over a matter of opinion?

1 comment:

  1. its shayach to be meayen in the ritva ad loc.