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Other than the possibilities of immodest dress and behavior, and the more general issues of the mixing of the genders (see Masecheth Succah 51b and, e.g., Igroth Moshe, Orach Chayim I:39), there is no specific prohibition inherent to the physical act of swimming. Obviously, clothing that might be modest when dry might not be so when wet. And generally, ...


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In MT Hilkhoth Shabath 23:5 it states: "ein shattin `al p'ne ha-mayim g'zera shema y'thaqan havith shela-shayattin : barekha she-b'hasser mutar lasutt bah sh'eino ba' la-'asoth bah havith shela-shayattin wa-hu sh'tihye bah sapha muqepheth sh'lo' ya'aqor mimena ha-mayim k'dhe sh'yihye heker wa-hefresh bena uvein ha-yam - We do not swim in [open, natural ...



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