Marc Shapiro: Hershel Schachter’s Books Are Interesting

In his first lecture on R. Meir Simcha of Dvinsk for Torah in Motion, history professor Marc B. Shapiro says: Hershel Schachter’s books are very interesting. The halachic stuff is great. Unfortunately, so much of the history is garbled. Rav [J.B.] Soloveitchik made a number of mistakes with history. His son Rav Haym Soloveitchik mentioned this as a reason for not republishing some of J.B.’s things.

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