Ninth Volume of Igros Moshe Released

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igros-mosheA brand new volume in the renowned Shailos Uteshuvos Igros Moshe series by the rabbon shel kol beni hagolah, Maran Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l, has been released. This volume includes responsa on all four chalakim of Shulchan Aruch, as well as a special section on Kodshim and Taharos. New to this volume is a section of “Igros Hashkafah.”

This new volume, being distributed by Israel Book Shop, is the ninth in the monumental set that contains the collected written teshuvos of Rav Moshe, one of the greatest halachic authorities of the 20th century.

Rav Moshe authored approximately two thousand teshuvos on a wide range of issues. Some responsa can also be found in his Dibros Moshe and some have circulated informally. Over 1,850 teshuvos were published in the first eight volumes of Igros Moshe.

The first seven volumes of Igros Moshe were published during Rav Moshe’s lifetime. The eighth volume was edited posthumously by Rav Moshe’s granddaughter’s husband, Rabbi Shabbetai Rappoport, and published by Rabbi Rappoport, and Rav Moshe’s grandson, Rabbi Mordechai Tendler.

Rav Moshe’s writings included the Dibros Moshe, an eleven-volume work on Shas, and Darash Moshe, novellae al haTorah that were published posthumously.

Some of Rav Moshe’s early works, including a pirush on the Talmud Yerushalmi, were destroyed by the Soviet authorities and were forever lost.

{Shmiel Gellman-Matzav.com Newscenter}

18 COMMENTS

  1. “The eighth volume was edited posthumously by Rav Moshe’s granddaughter’s husband, Rabbi Shabbetai Rappoport, and published by Rabbi Rappoport, and Rav Moshe’s grandson, Rabbi Mordechai Tendler.”

    Who is editing and publishing this ninth volume?

  2. Among other grandchildren and talmidim, I am. The sefer has been meticulously examined by Reb Moshe’s sons, and every page is a treasure of piskei Halacha and chidushei Torah.

  3. the first teshuva is a stirah to the famous teshuva in orach chaim chelek alef regarding the GRA zeman for kriyas shema.
    Mitzvah Leyashev!

  4. As one who is related (through marriage)to the Feinsteins’, I can attest that the fact that approve does not neccesarily mean they checked every word.

  5. Wasn’t there a lot of controversy with a previous posthumously released volume of the Igros, with many maintaining that Rav Moshe may not have wanted to publicly publish some teshuvos or he would have done so in his lifetime when he released the original volumes of the teshuvos?

    If Rav Moshe would have allowed their release, why did it take 25 year after he was niftar to be published?

  6. “I can attest that the fact that approve does not neccesarily mean they checked every word.”

    And nobody has stated – implicitly or explicitly – that anyone has.

  7. To # 6- There is no stirah if you read the teshuva carefully. Its clearly mashma that this teshuva is addresing someone who wanted to CHANGE the minhag of the shul which had been keeping the M”A zman.R Moshe wrote they should not change. In the other teshuva R Moshe was asked if one should accept on himself the M”A zman to which he responded there is no need.

  8. I am who I am and shomer torah, due to an effort of one of my rebbeim to write of my situation to Reb Moshe. I regard myself as an unpublished teshuva, but I have only partially worked thru the five volumes that I have. 6 7 8 and 9 are now on my to-do list even though I have been holding a book buying moratorium.

  9. The 9th volume of the Igros Moshe just came out. In the very first teshuva of this volume Rav Moshe says that it is important that eveyone follow the view of the Magen Avraham and that if the local minyan doesn’t one should find a minyan that does. The problem is that there are two teshovs in earlier volumes where Rav Moshe clearly says that the halacha is in accord with the Gra and the Baal HaTanya and that the Magen Avraham is a chumra of a minority. I don’t know how to resolve this. The editors of the new volume obviously were aware of this problem as they themselves say to look at the two older teshuvos. (post from R. D. Eidensohn.)

  10. While I have not seen the new volume, I was told by the family that it will include copies of the teshuvot in Rav Moshe’s own hand (k’tav yad kadsho). This, unfortunately, was done to quiet anyone who might make false allegations.

    The fact that there are still some who question the integrity of previous volumes is disgraceful.

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