Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer
הרב יוסף גבריאל בקהופר
Thank you for taking the time to write about the teshuva of Rav Moshe Zt'l. As one of the participants in the conversation, I was feeling beleaguered in presenting the general position which I was arguing. I therefore appreciate your clarification of the topic, as well as the option to further discuss it via e-mail.
Baruch, you should not have felt beleaguered. I hope that the discussion did not get too heated for you, but realize that I was not debating in the spirit of rancor (and I can certainly vouch for Chardal as well).
I meant more lonely than "beleaguered". I did not feel that the exchange was rancorous at all; I appreciate that it was kept to ideas, not people. However, I was at a point, the only one arguing the other position.I presented my ideas "ad shyadi magaas"; I was not comfortable enough with my familiarity with the sources referred to by Professor Kaplan(research of Professor Ta-Shema) , and l'havdil, with mainstream hashkafos to engage in further dialogue, so I left it in the capable hands of Rabbi Bechoffer. I am writing an e-mail to R' Bechoffer, so as to crystallize certain points which I had made; Rabbi Bechoffer is welcome to post it on this thread if he wishes. However, it might be a few weeks before I get to finishing it due to my various obligations.