[Avodah] Baal Nefesh in the Igeros Moshe

Ben Waxman via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Thu Aug 13 20:27:01 PDT 2015

I don't have it open in front of me, but IIRC, in his psak on eating 
veal RMF makes it very, very clear that the baal nefesh will not eat it 
and anyone who does is (to use my words) walking on thin ice.  The way 
he relates to a baal nefesh in the CY issue (it is a nice thing to do 
but if you don't keep, no big deal) vs the veal issue (you really 
shouldn't be eating this stuff) is stark.


On 8/14/2015 12:08 AM, Micha Berger via Avodah wrote:
> In 1:48 he dismisses all other possibilities, and then says baal nefesh
> yachmir. RMF's baal nefesh is not being chosheish for all shitos, he
> dismissed those other shitos. Instead he is keeping minhag yisrael saba
> beyond halakhah.
> Pretty much the opposite of the MB's baal nefesh, who is ignoring accepted
> pesaq in order to make sure all the textual bases are covered.

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