It was a packed house on erev shabbos, 2 Tammuz 5772 when Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Leib Shteinman Shlita arrived at the Yabia Omer Beis Medrash in Bnei Brak to be the sandek at the bris of a son of one of the avreichim. Hundreds of area residents arrived to catch a glimpse of the gadol hador.
Rosh Kollel HaRav Yigal Cohen spoke with the rav, asking if he should deduct a sum from an avreich’s monthly stipend for coming late to the day’s seder for the purpose of not permitting the atmosphere to become too relaxed regarding punctuality.
Kikar Shabbat quotes the Rosh Yeshiva as stating that despite the concerns surrounding those who arrive late it is not recommended to deduct a sum from one’s monthly stipend since in reality, avreichim can barely manage on what they receive and any deduction may reduce the amount of bread a family receives.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)