Question:

I came to learn in yeshiva in Eretz Yisroel this year; I came this past Elul. In the yeshiva I went to, they kept the chumrah of not opening plastic pop bottle caps on Shabbos. I, thinking nothing of it just stopped opening plastic bottle caps. I never really told myself I’m taking on this chumrah. However, when I went places I told people I did not open pop bottles on shabbos. Know I realize how frustrating it is to wait for someone to open a bottle; I would have never really thought of considering this chumrah if I knew how frustrating it would be. Is it possible to stop keeping the chumrah and be able to open plastic bottle caps on shabbos?

Answer:

Without getting into the actual issue if one should open bottle caps on Shabbos or not, which is a machlokes among the poskim, if you want to get rid of the neder, ask your Rosh Yeshiva if he is willing to be matir neder for you.

Best wishes

 

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