Harav Shmuel Meir Katz: Do Not Throw Children Up During ‘Moshe Emes’

Renowned Lakewood Posek Harav Shmuel Meir Katz today issued a Psak regarding the practice which some have to throw children up in the air during the ‘Moshe Emes’ of Hakafos.

After receiving reports of several children being injured over the years as a result of this Minhag, Harav Katz today said today that this practice should be discontinued.

Additionally, says Rabbi Katz, if one witnesses others performing this, he should attempt to have it stopped. [TLS]


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There are 7 Comments to "Harav Shmuel Meir Katz: Do Not Throw Children Up During ‘Moshe Emes’"

  • Tateleh says:

    Does it depend how high??

  • anonymous says:

    I think that as long as it does not hurt your back than its not called “high” and mimiala it would be mutter.

  • chochom says:

    No it shouldn’t be done at all

  • ANON says:

    Stam not a very smart thing to do.

  • ploni says:

    just use saichel instead of bothering busy rabbonim with petty issues

  • Oy vey says:

    I don’t understand why we need a posek for this. Are parents that clueless that they need to be told not to do something that can hurt their own child??? Use your yiddeshe saichel and you can be mekayaim the minhag and keep your children safe. When people with no common sense get ahold of a minhag and are machmir to the detriment of their kids…..

  • Is this a joke? says:

    I dont think the Rav has time in his busy schedule for giving such petty psaks… next year issue helmets for all children that will be thrown and drink a little less so you don’t permanently brain damage your child.