QOTD: Askanim Are Greater Than Gedolim

Rabbi Slifkin, In your list of authorities over time, you forgot the most recent, the Askanim. Askanim are, in fact, greater in authority than Gedolim as they can decide what the answer to a shailoh is before the Gadol has even been asked the question. In addition, they have access to the signature stamps of the Gedolim and the authority to use them at will when issuing bans and pashkevils. Hence all the nutty decrees that have the signatures of the Gedolim who are then, when confronted, forced to support them instead of saying “Well I didn’t sign on to this meshugas!”

(from a comment by Garnel Ironheart on a post by Natan Slifkin)

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