Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer
הרב יוסף גבריאל בקהופר
A question --I read your article in Jewish Action and in it you called R' Elyashiv zt"l one of the greatest poskim in the era after the 2nd world war. I was wondering what accounts for the fact that only very recently have I heard or seen him quoted for specific points of halacha and almost never have I seen a printed Sh'ut volume of his on the shelf in a beis medresh, both in contrast to many other poskim. Can you explain why this is so? (To avoid the possibility of confusion, I am not in any way trying to put down R' Elyashiv --I just want to understand why his influence seems to be much more recent and his written work either less fulsome or less widely studied than that of some who weren't much, if at all, older than him.) Thank you.
The reputation of some poskim is established by the regard and esteem in which other great poskm hold them. This was the case with RYSE.