Good news from Rav Scheinberg
While there are many signatures to the ban on Rabbi Slifkin's books, there are three that I primarily care about: Rav Elyashiv, Rav Scheinberg, and Rav Dovid Feinstein. My Rebbeim have frequently asked them shaylos, and they are considered by many to the Poskei HaDor. Their psak on Rabbi Slifkin has really upset me as my posts to the right in the Halakhah category explain. If I had to choose between those three Gedolim rescinding their psak or the other twenty, I would choose those three in a heartbeat. That they haven't done so have been very painful for me, and I'm not quite sure how to react.
In the case of Rav Scheinberg though, there is a major loophole. I can consider him my Posek and still ignore his psak by Rabbi Slifkin. How, you ask? Very simple. There is a marvelous sefer called Divrei Chachamim by Rav Aryeh Zev Ginsburg. The author went around asking different shaylos to different poskim. Rav Scheinberg wrote in his haskamah to the sefer that he testifies that whenever the sefer quotes him it is accurately presenting his position. On Page 290 (Reish Tzadi) of the sefer, point number 10, Rav Scheinberg says that today there is no issur to shop around and to go to a second a Posek to get a kula if you aren't happy with the psak of the first person you asked. (Though it is obviously better to get permission form the first one.) Now if you choose Rav Scheinberg as your Posek, there is no problem in shopping around for a psak on any area you want – including the Slifkin ban. Shop around until you find Rabbi Hershel Schachter, who will tell you in person that there is no problem with Rabbi Slifkin whatsoever. (It would be nice if he would say it louder and more often, but that's for another post.) The important thing is that while Rav Scheinberg signed a letter saying Rabbi Slifkin's books should be burned, he allows you to find a Posek who would say that not only is it an issur gamur to burn them, it is a great mitzvah to learn them. So one person can burn the seforim while another person learns them, and they each have the approval of Rav Sheinberg, albeit to different extents.
If anyone has any knowledge of Rav Sheinberg changing his mind on the Slifkin ban, please let me know. If anyone has any information about any of the signers of the ban publicly retracting and saying they are not kefirah, it is not assur to learn and to teach their contents, and they should not be burnt, please let me know. I want to have a post on where each of the signers of the ban stands, and the more information I have the better.