Dan Rabinowitz at SeforimBlog has a more complete picture of just how bad the new ban on Rabbi Nosson Kamenetsky’s Making of a Gadol is. Not only did Rabbi Elyashiv agree to consult with Rabbi Kamentsky before banning the revised edition of his book, Rabbi Elyashiv’s grandson, who serves as a senior assistant to Rabbi Elyashiv, confirmed this. But the ban was published – published with Rabbi Elyashiv’s agreement and signature, and without consulting Rabbi Kamentsky first or even warning him. Indeed, Rabbi Kamentsky writes:
The author has made it his habit to daven in the morning in R’
Elyashiv’s minyan from time to time, so that if anything arises he can
be informed of immediately.
This last Friday and Sunday he was
at the minyan and no one (including Yisroel Elyashiv – another
grandson) said anything when asked if everything is fine. It was only
after he came home that he found out about the ad and article in Yated
No due process. No respect. Just ban, ban, ban. Rabbi Elyashiv is either suffering ill effects of advanced age or is a very evil man. Either way, he should no longer be a leader of Jews.