Is it allowed to have a pillow fight on shabbat for fun, or is it like running which is forbidden?
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Even running, if one takes pleasure in running, like young men who enjoy running, it is permitted (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 301, 2), so certainly a pillow fight which is done for fun is permitted. In addition, one of the explanations for the prohibition of running is that appears as though one is running to work (see Mishna Berurah 301, 1), and this certainly does not apply to a pillow fight.