Q. My brother is a professor at a university in the USA. Among his student. are several not yet observant Jews. Can he ask the administration to find a substitute for the upcoming Yomim Tovim? Or would this be Lifnei Iver? (Placing a stumbling block in front of the blind or encouraging others to do a prohibition). Would it be preferable that he pre-record his lecture to be presented via Zoom on Yom Tov?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that it is better to just inform the administration he cannot attend to his teaching job during the days of Jewish Holidays and they by their own decision, will do what they usually do and get a substitute. The Rov maintains that pre-recording his lectures to be presented via Zoom on Yom Tov is not recommendable as it can create Maaras Ayn and wrong impressions.

Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a