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Author:  SS
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Date:  1/25/2004 3:23:00 PM
Subject:  Glatt
Message:  I don't understand. For so long you havebeen telling us that only tzaddikim should adopt chumrot, and you cited Ramchal to this effect. But now you say that glatt is a chumra that should be generally adopted. Please explain
Reply:  The Halacha that we follow is based on decisions of various Rabbis of the previous generations. Periodically when there is a dispute on a specific law, we follow the stricter one, although the other opinion holds much water. In these situations, we can often be more lenient if there were other issues involved. This is very different than when the law is clear, but a person wants to add anyway.

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