Elisheva Schwartz (
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 09:30:13 -0400 (EDT)

I'm sure this has been said before.... PLEASE, don't say "everybody knows"
or "Reb Moshe said..." etc., unless you are going to cite a source to back
it up. In my experience, "everybody knows" often preceeds some
misconception, and "Reb Moshe says" is often followed by a statement that
may have been taken out of context. Even if it _is_ an accurate
interpretation of the words of Reb Moshe (or another gadol) it really isn't
of much use unless an interested person can look it up, and check back on
the sources that THAT posek (halachic authority) cited.

So, please, do your homework.


(B.T.W. have you ever noticed how "everyone" cites Reb Moshe when he's
maykil(lenient), but it's "sha, shtill"(quiet) when he's machmir(stringent)
about something.)