Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Changing communal minhag


If a community has the customs of a certain ethnic group (Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Yemenite, etc) which constitute the majority of its population, and then the population shifts such that other ethnic groups join, they should not change the original communal customs. Only if no members remain from that original ethnic group may they alter the communal custom.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 2:21)

המצפה לישועה,

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