And we’re supposed to strive to do things l’chatchila.
At what expense?
If it can be done at no halachic expense, then all the better. If there is an expense, according to those that it is a l’chatchila, it needs to be evaluated whether the expense takes precedence over a l’chatchila – or not. According to those that k’peshuto is an obligation, then surely it must be done in the absence of a shas hadchak (i.e. a physical inability.)
Joseph: Going to jail (for giving alcohol to an underage minor) definitely counts as a Sha’as Hadchak. Heck, it would be a Ptur from a D’oraisa.
Love how Joseph is meticulous in following (and telling us) his posek’s statement, yet for this particular situation, he asks the CR instead of his posek.
Thread Title: Any heter to not get drunk on Purim
Answer: Yes, if you’re female, you definitely have a heter.
Yes, if one is an alcoholic.
Heter or no, I’m still not getting drunk.