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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
Halacha - Shabbos belt
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Dear Revach rabonim, are there any poskim who allow to wear shabbos belt for keys on the tie or shirt? What are the best possible or halachically acceptable ways to wear such belts. If possible please cite the sources where I can look it up inside. The reason why I am asking this question is because I saw Igros Moshe on this topic where he explicitly forbids doing so. So, I was wondering if there are poskim on the level of hoRav Moshe zt'l who allow to wear such belt on tie or shirt. My second question: is it acceptable for a rov to pasken on his own against deos of Igros Moshe in case where no major poskim (like rav Moshe) offer different psak on the matter? Thanx very much, Dovid

The accepted Halacha is that the key must serve a functional purpose to be permitted and not just be attached or even decorative. I have seen a belt buckle where the key is attached in place of the prong that is inserted in the hole in the leather belt, and this is ideal.

A Rav would have to be very big or have very clear sources if he wants to permit something Reb Moshe forbade and none of his contemporaries disagreed. So it is unlikely, but it is possible.

posted:2009-05-11 18:35:32

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