Q. I have seen at school performances, individuals put down “reserved” signs for their family.
More than once, I have then seen people remove those signs and put down their own “reserved” signs for their own family (!)
It seems deceitful and unbecoming, but is it in fact mutar?
Thank you very much.
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that you have to consult with the organizers or the people in charge of the event and request from them to set the rules for reserving seats.
Request from them also that they should also publicize those rules with signs or similar, to avoid machlokes and disputes.
Rabbi A, Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a