Q. I would like to thank the Rabbi for setting up this shailes network that gives an accurate Halacha answer from Gedolim like Horav Miller Shlit’a to important shailes and also provides complete anonymity for the people asking them. Yasher Kochachem.
I live in a section of a town that has only a few minyanim. I happily daven in a shul that has a traditional Yeshivishe minyan, where I’m also the Baal Tokea there during Elul for years.
A new minyan of Baalei Teshuva began recently and they are urgently looking for someone to blow the shofar for them on Rosh Hashana. Since they are unable to find anyone, they are literally begging me to join them for Rosh Hashana. Do I have to abandon my great minyan and be their Baal Tokea?
A. Chashukei Chemed (Suka 41b) mentions a case of an American tourist who visited a town in the Soviet Union and was asked by the over a minyan of people there to leave with them his Tefillin. since the ones they had were all pasul and couldn’t be replaced. In principle the tourist agreed to be mezake all those people, but he had a problem of not being able to put Tefillin one day during his travel back.
Horav Yitzchok Zilberstein Shlit’a provides different opinions is one has to loose even one mitzva for benefiting others with many.
Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit”’a opinion is that in our particular case it is commendable he attends that minyan of Baalei Teshuva, if he is unable to find someone else to blow the Shofar there.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a