Section: Halacha Category: Tshuvos
|Rav Moshe Shternbuch - Being Meikil When You Were Always Machmir|
If you are Machmir on a specific Chumra three times you may not be Meikil unless you are Matir Neder. The reason is because doing something three times is tantamount to promising you will always do it.
The Mekor for this is the Dagul Mervava (YD 214) who says that if there is a certain day that you are noheg to fast as a chumra and he finds himself attending a Seudas Bris Mila and he would like to eat, he may do so without any hatara. The reason is that he is not trying to end his chumra and his minhag will continue to remain intact. He only wants to make an exception for this event and he never intended to be machmir is such a case.