Monday, February 16, 2009
R. Akiva Eger reminiscences from the Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary
From Gotthard Deutsch's chapter on Layser Lazarus in his Scrolls: Essays on Jewish History and Literature, and Kindred Subjects.
Layser Lazarus was the rector of the Seminary following the death of Zechariah Frankel; he had been a student of R. Akiva Eger.
Gotthard Deutsch was eventually a prominent Reform rabbi and teacher in America. Apparently R. Akiva Eger on shaving with a razor was a favorite example of his.
See the following, from his essay "The Theory of Oral Tradition":
Read the very interesting responsum here.