Monday, November 7, 2011

When in doubt


The context for the following statement is the obligation to immerse glass utensils in a mikvah, when one does not know whether they were manufactured by Jews, but he could easily find out.

It is true that one who is in doubt regarding his obligation to fulfill a rabbinic mitzvah may opt for leniency (ספק דרבנן לקולא). However, if it would be easy to resolve the doubt, and it is only laziness which keeps him from investigating, then he is obligated to fulfill it.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 3:4)

Have a great day,

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