Q. In the case where one knocked down a chametz bottle in a (liquor) store, (see question 2156), and the management is demanding that one pay for it, what should he do?
If the management (short of help) offers that if he helps in the cleanup he will be exempt of pay, can he accept?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that if the store charges for negligence in braking the chometz bottle (see question 2156), it should be paid even during Chol Hamoed Pesach.
However, he cannot accept to help in the cleanup of the broken chometz, as he will benefiting from the work done on chometz.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a