Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Lo Bashomayim In Shomayim?

לזכות הרב צבי משה בן ר' איתן אברהם הלוי וכל בני ביתו לברכה והצלחה בכל מעשי ידיהם!!

We all know the gemara [Bava Metzia 59] that a Bas Kol came out and paskened the halacha. The rabbis said "sorry - לא בשמים היא". 


  • But what were they thinking in שמים? Don't they pasken in שמים that לא בשמים היא?? 

  • If לא בשמים היא then how can תיקו be an acronym for תשבי יתרץ קושיות ובעיות? Eliyahu is a prophet, is he not? So how can he decide halacha?

  • The gemara in Gittin [6] says that Rav Evyatar would spend time with Eliyahu Hanavi. That being the case - why didn't he ask him to resolve all of the תיקו's in the gemara???