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Well, let's think about what rabbis do for leisure and entertainment; perhaps we can learn from their actions. Many played musical instruments. Rav Wosner z"l went swimming often. He also kept his weight always the same. The story goes that he ate one biscuit, asked if it was sufficiently large enough to recite an after-blessing, and was offered a second ...


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Reading Kosher books/newspapers, watching (obviously Kosher) movie/TV shows, listening to music, going for strolls, social networking, cooking, shopping, playing musical instruments, "schmoozing" with mates, eating out, the sudoku/crossword/candy crush are all ways in which one can relax and 'switch off' in their leisure time. Entertaining oneself in their ...


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This doesn't really answer your question definitively at all, but I thought it might interest you. I was reading through some of the autobiographical essays of R. Isaac David Essrig (1893-1976), who was a well-respected rabbi (although he wouldn't be considered a "gadol") originally from Israel but who moved during WW1 to America. For about seven years ...



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