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Can one sit on a tree stump or is there a spiritual danger?

I remember hearing such a thing, but I don't remember where.

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You realize that the vast majority of works don't explicitly mention that they think this is permitted because they found it quite obvious. –  Double AA Oct 1 '13 at 23:47
    
Why do you say that? –  sam Oct 1 '13 at 23:49
    
What's the alternative? They all forgot? –  Double AA Oct 1 '13 at 23:52
    
I know it is a shabbas dispute,but stam I dk,could be made up –  sam Oct 1 '13 at 23:52

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Pesachim 111b - If one steps over a [fallen] palm tree - if it was cut down, he will be killed; if it was uprooted, he will die. If he put his foot on it, there is no problem.

doesn't say about sitting but this is probably the root of that statement. Furthermore, I was told that all the demons were banished by the maharsha, so this does not seem to apply today. someone please source this last statement.

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I heard that it was the Baal Shem Tov, though it's possible a corruption of this story. –  Shmuel Brin Oct 16 '13 at 19:59
    

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