Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach: Different Flavors For Parshas Zachor
In a world with many vastly different ways of pronouncing words in Lashon Kodesh, be it Chasidish, Sefardic, Litvish, or Mizrachi, are you Yotzei listening to Parshas Zachor if you find yourself in Shul where the Baal Korei is reading in a way that is different than your own?
Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Halichos Shlomo 2 18:1) says you are Yotzei even though the way you heard may be a wrong way that evolved over the generations. He proves from the Halachos of Nedarim that even words that have become corrupted over time are considered viable language, Halachicly.
Nevertheless he says that L'Chatchila you should try to find a Kriah that is the same as your Mesora. Even if it is a bit of Shlep it is worthwhile as Parshas Zachor is a Mitzva that come only once a year. However, says Rav Shlomo Zalman, it should not be read over again in Shul in different pronunciations to multiple minhagim for three reasons. First because it is not Kavod HaTzibbur. Second because everyone was Yotzei the first time. Third it was never done before.
Important Note: We bring this tshuvah as a starting point for discussion and not to convey any halacha. We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation. Please understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.