Q. On question 2998 regarding if it is better to be from the Assara Rishonim or to daven Vasikin. you wrote: “Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that it is preferred to daven Vasikin (at sunrise), than being from the first ten, when there is no better choice.
Yet on question 3361regarding if davening Vasikin (praying at sunrise) in a minyan of 13 people on Yom Kippur would override being from the Asara Rishonim (First Ten) in a Yeshiva minyan where 500 people will come after me, you wrote: “Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that It is better to daven properly with the right Torah crowd and feelings at the Yeshiva minyan. Besides, by being also from the first ten, one would be entitled to a similar reward given to the all so many.
The Rav told me before that vasikin has precedence over Assara Rishonim. Did the Rav change his mind, or rather there are other factors that make Assara Rishonim the better choice?
A. As is obvious from the answer above it all depends on the factors involved.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a