# 2856 Holy Mask!

Q. A friend of mine told me that in his shul, they are very careful with distancing and all attendants have to wear masks. The baal tokea had a mask on when he was blowing the shofar. How? Before Yom Tov he prepared a mask by making a hole where the right corner of his mouth is. Then proceeded to introduce there the shofar up to his lips, and blew as he usually does. Is that allowed?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that if it is obvious to all watching that the baal tokea is blowing directly from his lips, considering these days extraordinary circumstances, it is permitted.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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