Q. A mashgiach caught a few times daydreaming and being lax in his supervision of a shul’s kitchen was re-accepted if he would keep a number of takanot and improvements, such as being always on time and alert, making the rounds, being also from the first ten at the minyan and attending daily a shiur of Halacha. Since it is difficult to ascertain if he is daydreaming or alert, will the fact that he keeps the rest of the accepted improvements enough to keep him in his position?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that indeed, certainly in principle, the fact that he has kept well the accepted takanot and improvements shows that he likely has changed his behavior in general, and it is a good sign of betterment and advance.
However, when dealing with kashruth, the issues may be more complex and a competent Rov familiar with the installation and the particular problems involved should be consulted.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a