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216. Repulsive Things
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33:9 One may not eat things that are considered repulsive or eat from utensils that are so dirty they are considered repulsive. One should also not eat with dirty hands. All of these are based upon the Biblical injunction against making ourselves disgusting (Leviticus 11:43). Even if one is personally not disgusted by something, his […]
215. Avoiding Danger
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33:7 We should always try to avoid dangerous situations because the Talmud tells us that the rules safeguarding us from danger are more stringent than Torah prohibitions (Chulin 10a). Therefore, one should act even more cautiously when something might be dangerous than when something might be prohibited. For example, one may not walk in a […]
214. Food Under the Bed
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33:5 One should not drink water that has been left out uncovered. 33:6 One may not store any food or beverage under a bed even if it is covered because the spirit of impurity that comes upon people when they sleep. Those who act counter to this should be corrected.
213. Sweat
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33:3 Human sweat is considered harmful except for facial sweat. Therefore, a person should not place food between his clothes and his flesh. One should also not place coins in his mouth because they are handled by many people and have everybody’s germs on them. 33:4 The Talmud in Kesubos (61a) says that when one […]
212. Meat and Fish
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33:1 We do not eat fish with meat, even with poultry, because we have a tradition that it is a harmful combination. Therefore, one should not cook fish and meat together in a small oven unless one of them is covered. In a large oven, however, this is not problematic. 33:2 When a person eats […]
211. Protecting One’s Vision
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PLEASE NOTE: The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch incorporated in his work what was the best available medical data of his day. We are presenting his thoughts on these matters without additional commentary. Please be sure to consult with your rabbi on matters of halacha and with your doctor on matters of health and well-being. 32:26 The […]
210. Fresh Air
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PLEASE NOTE: The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch incorporated in his work what was the best available medical data of his day. We are presenting his thoughts on these matters without additional commentary. Please be sure to consult with your rabbi on matters of halacha and with your doctor on matters of health and well-being. 32:24 One […]
209. Sleep
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PLEASE NOTE: The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch incorporated in his work what was the best available medical data of his day. We are presenting his thoughts on these matters without additional commentary. Please be sure to consult with your rabbi on matters of halacha and with your doctor on matters of health and well-being. 32:22 A […]
208. See Your Doctor
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PLEASE NOTE: The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch incorporated in his work what was the best available medical data of his day. We are presenting his thoughts on these matters without additional commentary. Please be sure to consult with your rabbi on matters of halacha and with your doctor on matters of health and well-being. 32:20 One […]
207. Drinking Wine
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PLEASE NOTE: The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch incorporated in his work what was the best available medical data of his day. We are presenting his thoughts on these matters without additional commentary. Please be sure to consult with your rabbi on matters of halacha and with your doctor on matters of health and well-being. 32:18 Wine […]