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An op-ed piece by a contributor to Mishpacha magazine (January ?? 2016 -- not yet online) condemned Jewish attendance at Superbowl parties and compared this cultural "infiltration" into Orthodox Jewish homes as something akin to terrorism. Frankly, I don't think he's right. While watching sports, or attending parties around sports, may involve issues of ...


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MEN’S CLOTHING ISSUE The first issue is that pants, by their very nature, may possibly be considered men’s clothing. If so, it may be a violation of the verse in Dvarim (22:5) not to wear clothing of the opposite gender. There are two explanations for the prohibition. The first is that found in the Sefer haChinuch (Mitzvah 542) that the reason for ...


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This question is related to and emerged from a comment by the OP on whether plastic surgery was allowed. I think the question of which parameters allow us to engage in action/dangerous sports has merit. We can all agree that some sports (e.g., Formula 1 racing, sky-diving, boxing) are more dangerous than others, and as mentioned in a comment are not ...


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I've asked R. Ari Hart (Hebrew Institude of Riverdale) for guidance in this matter, so I will share here what he told me in the hopes it helps you answer your question. Devices like these measure the steps you take, and measuring is prohibited on Shabbos. However, since you're not measuring, you let the computer do it, it may be OK. It would be better if ...



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