In Vayikra 19:28, it says

 וְשֶׂרֶט לָנֶפֶשׁ, לֹא תִתְּנוּ בִּבְשַׂרְכֶם

What is wrong with a movie (seret) about a dead person, and what does the Torah use "put it in your flesh" to mean watching the movie?

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You're translating it incorrectly.

It says

v'seret lanefesh, lo titnu bivsarchem.

This translates to

movies are for the soul, don't put it in your flesh.

Therefor, do not insert a DVD in your hand - assur d'oreita.

  • Or it means your mouth is not a DVD drive... – Scimonster Feb 28 '17 at 21:52
  • @Scimonster - well, maybe it is. Maybe I'm secretly Data... – user58 Feb 28 '17 at 22:22

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