Monday, May 20, 2013

Halocho #1101 - Can one walk under a ladder?

The Torah forbids one to act based on superstitions. (Vayikra 19:26)

For example: Saying "Because the bread fell out of my mouth / my walking stick fell / a deer crossed my path, therefore I will/won't do something" is forbidden. 

Similarly, when being asked for a loan at the beginning of a week / month it's forbidden to answer "please don't make me start the week/month by lending money". 

Refusing to walk under a ladder for fear of injury is a Mitzva; the Mitzva of looking after your wellbeing. 

Source Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 166:1, 33:13

- Danny
Monday, 11 Sivan 5773

Please daven for the complete recovery of a little boy diagnosed with lymphoma:
יוֹנָתָן-שִׂמְחָה בֶּן לֵאָה-רִבְקָה  

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