More Discussions for this daf
1. Birkas v'Lamalshinim 2. Yehudah Ger Amoni 3. R. Gamliel and R. Elazar ben Azaryah
4. Bribes (Shochad) 5. Know before Whom you stand 6. Sancheriv
7. Shmuel ha'Katan 8. Raban Gamliel being reinstated as Nasi 9. May the Living Lie about the Dead?
10. The Right to Depose Raban Gamliel 11. Tocho K'Boro 12. "Nikra Poshe'a"
13. Chizkiyahu 14. Tocho K'Boro 15. Musaf after Seven Hours
16. Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai 17. Shimon bar Yochai 18. Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah taking over the Nesi'us from Raban Gamliel
19. Praying for a friend in order to be answered first 20. Shmuel ha'Katan and Birkas ha'Minim 21. Zav
22. Which prayers require standing 23. R. Gamliel and R. Elazar ben Azaryah

Jonathan asked:

Why, after his nomination as Nasi, R. Elazar Ben Azaria, does not express his position about Yehouda Ger Amoni?


The Kollel replies:

It would seem that a Nasi is not expected to express his opinion on every issue, nor does his position determine the final Halachah in every issue.

The Gemara does not say that all the doubts were resolved because Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah in his wisdom, dispelled them all, but because of the numerous benches that were added, which meant more Talmidei Chachamim were available to iron out all the issues that were unclear.

Kol Tuv,

R. Eliezer Chrysler

(Please accept our apologies for the delay in getting back to you on this. Due to the pressures of organizing our Grand Siyum and Pesach vacation, the Kollel fell behind in keeping up with our email questions. We are now back on track, and you should receive prompt answers to any future questions, G-d willing.)