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Orthodox Halachic Innovation: Rabbi Lopatin’s tribute to Rav Hershel Schachter, shli"ta

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/morethodoxy/item/orthodox_halachic_innovation_rabbi_lopatins_tribute_to_rav_hershel_schachte

Rav Hershel Schachter's ruling in his speech at the RCA convention that ordaining women is "yehareg ve'al ya'avor" - die rather than violate - is an example of brilliant Orthodox innovation in a tradition that values innovation and the independent understanding of halachic authorities in every generation.

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