January 24, 2018 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #1456432
Curious.January 24, 2018 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #1456440
Many have a minhag that it is assur to walk in socks (without shoes) unless the person is a yosom.January 24, 2018 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #1456446CTLAWYERParticipant
When I come into our mudroom from outside, I remove my shoes and put on leather bedroom slippers.
As Joseph said we don’t walk in only socks unless in a period of mourning.January 24, 2018 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #1456447
Most def! Leave those suckers at the door.
Otherwise more allergens on the floor [carpet].
Doctor prescribed, but did it before!January 24, 2018 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #1456448Geordie613Participant
If i’m wearing slip on shoes, i do take them off and put on crocs which are usually waiting by the front door.January 25, 2018 7:43 am at 7:43 am #1456499
I too have indoor shoes (flip flops) that never leave the house.January 25, 2018 7:43 am at 7:43 am #1456500
Though, once I forgot that I had them on, and I stepped outside for 2-3 steps. When I remembered that I was wearing my indoor flip flops, I swiftly returned inside. Then, I washed them in the shower, and let them air dry.
The end 🙂January 25, 2018 7:43 am at 7:43 am #1456510WolfishMusingsParticipant
Shoes come off my feet pretty much the minute I get home.
The WolfJanuary 25, 2018 7:45 am at 7:45 am #1456521CTRebbeParticipant
Will all those saying that it is asur please quote a bona fide source. Otherwise, we can all assume that it is just based on silly Jewish superstition (like if you walk over a child he will not grow)January 25, 2018 7:46 am at 7:46 am #1456536WinnieThePoohParticipant
Cant’s stand (in) shoes, even those claiming to be “comfort” shoes. They come off first thing when I come home, and then it’s crocks. Can’t walk barefoot either.January 25, 2018 7:47 am at 7:47 am #1456537Shopping613 🌠Participant
I find slippers and crocs to be annoying. I never seem to remember to pt them back on and off when I want to sit on my bed or a chair with my feet up, etc.
I usually just wear socks, and in the winter I have thick socks. I also like being able to wear colorful and fun stuff around the house, I have a drawer filled with ankle/shorter socks in many fun designs and colors to wear around the house. So I never run out when pairs need to be washedJanuary 25, 2018 7:47 am at 7:47 am #1456542goldersgreenerParticipant
was a MAJOR punishment when i was in school to have your shoes taken away. and you would have to walk around in your socks …. even outdoors ….
Don’t think anyone enjoyed it.January 25, 2018 8:24 am at 8:24 am #1456565
CTR, Rav Chaim said not walking over a child is a valid Yiddishe הנהגה.January 25, 2018 10:22 am at 10:22 am #1456596
ctr: Nobody stated that it is outright assur. Joseph stated “Many have a minhag that it is assur”. I too grew up this way and my grandfather A”H would say to us that only an avel walks inside a house with just their socks and no shoes. He was satisfied whether we had on shoes/slippers/flip flops/sneakers/sandals. Personally I do not take off my shoes until I am ready for bed as I was taught in my parents house but I am not makpid on my wife or children.January 25, 2018 10:35 am at 10:35 am #1456650Takes2-2tangoParticipant
Many hold that with todays modern day sock its with modern day flooring its not a problem. Ask your LORJanuary 25, 2018 10:35 am at 10:35 am #1456651
iac, why aren’t you makpid on your wife and children – just as it was makpid in your home as a child on the wife and children?January 25, 2018 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm #1456685
My wife’s family was not makpid on this issue so I did not impose this on her or on our children. My mother was her father’s daughter on this issue and my father acquiesced to my maternal grandfather’s minhagim as he usually did when he did not have a specific minhag.January 25, 2018 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm #1456750Chaim EliezerParticipant
I never understood this practice until our children reached school age. When all shoes are left by the door, it saves at least five minutes when trying to get them out of the house in the morning.January 25, 2018 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #1457246CTRebbeParticipant
I think we all would agree that there are many Jewish superstitions and urban legends that are out there that have no valid basis (I never heard that R. Chaim had said that about stepping over children). The question is if anyone knows if this “minhag” has a real basis or is just one of those that we saw a grandparent was makpid on? Not cast aspersions on any grandparent of thos who have commented in the YW CR, but many alte European Jews were not very learned and many practices emerged without any valid basis. Is this one of them?January 25, 2018 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #1457272
It may be that this idea comes from the gemora in Shabbos 129 amud alef as stated in the sefer Taamei haminhagim: Sif Ayin Tes and Sif Pay Zayin
t22t: This may be what you are referring to regarding modern floors.January 25, 2018 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #1457311
CTR, it’s in the sefer. Rav Chaim said it is valid.January 26, 2018 12:53 am at 12:53 am #1457456
Goldersgreener, do you have some kind of shoe-related-topic detector? 🙂January 26, 2018 12:54 am at 12:54 am #1457455
Volozhiner, Brisker, or Kanievsky? (Probably the latter.) Which sefer?January 26, 2018 6:42 am at 6:42 am #1457482
(My previous 2 posts were approved in reverse order.)January 26, 2018 11:01 am at 11:01 am #1457572
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