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Rabbi herschel Schachter[edit]

Perhaps you should identify the anonymous folks who seem to accuse Rabbi Schachter of revisionism re the Rav and also link to the section on that topic in the Rav article?

Also in works about should be Alan Yuters article/presentation at the עדה conference several years back and the section on RHS in Avi Weiss's book on תפילה groups for נשים —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:49, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Rock on for including Larry Kaplan as the person who criticized him! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:51, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Took out your long and aesthetically unwieldy blockquote and tried to reincorporate into the text; it was just sort of hanging there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:12, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

If you are making an "opinions" section that is great. But include please his legal opinions and not just politics. For instance, his noted questioning of the kashruth of dairy products, his personal refusal to eat turkey and his view of territorial concessions which is enumerated in ikvei hatzaon (specifically re the Minchas Chinuch on pikuach nefesh in times of war). He also has a famous teshuva on enzymes and a disagreement with RMF about the time of death in Jewish Law. Not to mention his advocacy of urban eruvin in NYC against RMF, RAK etc-- specifically the YU eruv. And his very much unappreciated refusal to endorse the eruv on Bennet Avenue due to continuing pressure from the Breuer's folks.

Is Mesirah the only opinion of this prolific thinker? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:54, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

thanks for helping make this a good article; most of the people who are editing it are completely ridiculous! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:51, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

POV Tag[edit]

I made a section on the discussion page which perhaps you did not see. I am not going to edit your section out because I think your כוונות are very good but I think this is an insanely unrepresentative sample of 2/8,000,000 opinions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:09, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Not arguing with you about the POV tag, but lets get some text citations in there as well. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:41, 10 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi, welcome to Wikipedia! I noticed your contributions to Hershel Schachter and would wanted to thank you for your work.

I just wanted to let you know that if you need help, you are more than welcome to ask me on my talk page and I will try my best to help you. You can also check out Wikipedia:Questions, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome! Jon513 (talk) 22:43, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Hershel Schachter[edit]

A number of potential WP:BLP issues have been raised with the disproportionate amount of controversy entries. Please do not add any more, but discuss on the talk page with other involved editors as to what should and should not be in various sections of the article. Also, please review WP:BLP, WP:NPOV, and WP:3RR and engage your fellow editors as opposed to edit warring with them. Thank you very much. -- Avi (talk) 17:36, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Rabbi Schachter is certainly someone who is not afraid to speak his mind, and there are plenty of sourced statements that can be used. However, as per WP:BLP:

Biographies of living persons (BLPs) must be written conservatively, with regard for the subject's privacy. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a tabloid; it is not our job to be sensationalist, or to be the primary vehicle for the spread of titillating claims about people's lives. An important rule of thumb when writing biographical material about living persons is "do no harm".

Therefore, while some examples of the controversies need to be in the article, to have them overwelm the rest of the text would not be appropriate in this case, as this person's perception in the outside world is not that of a crazy-maverick, if I recall correctly. Thanks for responding. -- Avi (talk) 17:49, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

May I recommend starting a new section on the article's talk page with your suggested changes, asking for comments from the regular editors, and working out an acceptable solution? I think hammering out revisions on the talk page will defuse a lot of the tension that arises with revert wars. If you do put some suggested text on the talk page, drop me a line, as I would be interested in it too. Thanks~ -- Avi (talk) 17:58, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

National Conference of Synagogue Youth[edit]

I'm not sure what your point was. WP:3RR is a limit of no more that 3 reverts per day. That's an upper limit, and 0 reverts would be better. The foks deleting info from the NCSY article won't discuss it, so there's not much we can do.   Will Beback  talk  03:55, 12 March 2009 (UTC)