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    Imaofthree
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    Is it muttar to say Tehillim while you are getting a pedicure?

    #853389

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    why not?

    #853390

    bpt
    Participant

    Depends what color your getting applied.

    Pink = yes.

    Red = uh, no comment

    #853391

    writersoul
    Member

    What’s wrong with a red pedicure? Nobody’s gonna see it.

    #853392

    more
    Member

    it is ABSOLUTELY assur to have your toes uncovered while you are davening. also when they are doing pedicures/manicures, they usually clip some of your nail and skin so you would have to wash negel-wasser before doing so.

    #853393

    big deal
    Participant

    more – check your facts on this one. I’m almost sure you’re allowed to make berachos, daven when some of your own body parts are uncovered. You’re might be right about the nail clipping/washing hands…

    #853394

    Supposedly the Imahos used to say tehillim while getting man/peds. Personally I don’t see it, what about you?

    #853395

    Nechomah
    Participant

    Big deal – you’re obviously right about making brochos when some (say all) of your body is uncovered – think of a woman at mikvah. I was told to use my arms to make a divider in my body below the heart level and everything below.

    The problem is only for a man to see ervah while learning or daavening. Women can make brochos when seeing other uncovered women, although they may want to avert/close their eyes just to have some kavana.

    The cutting nails is more of an issue though.

    #853396

    BTGuy
    Participant

    Hi Imaofthree.

    It was taught to me that when making a bracha, one should not be doing anything else.

    When you consider Who the recipient is of hearing your tehillim, my thought would be the same; there should be no distractions and there should be effort on concentration.

    #853397

    thehock
    Member

    There are different shitos about davening (more stringent) vs. berachos (less). Check with your LOR.

    #853398

    big deal
    Participant

    Nechama – thanks for doing a better job at explaining than me.

    I just hate when this issue comes up when one wants to eat or drink in swimming pool area.

    #853399

    mamashtakah
    Member

    it is ABSOLUTELY assur to have your toes uncovered while you are davening.

    Then I guess there’s a problem, as hundreds of men and boys here (on my yishuv) wear sandals on Shabbat in the spring and summer. I myself switch from shoes to sandals when I get home from davening on Shabbat morning.

    #853400

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    it is ABSOLUTELY assur to have your toes uncovered while you are davening.

    A. Please present a source for this.

    B. Please prove that indicates that voluntarily saying tehillim is the same as davening.

    The Wolf

    #853401

    a mamin
    Participant

    Wolf: Not sure but why does this pretain to you? When is the last time you put polish on your toes?

    #853402

    uneeq
    Member

    Wolf:it is ABSOLUTELY assur to have your toes uncovered while you are davening.

    A. Please present a source for this.

    B. Please prove that indicates that voluntarily saying tehillim is the same as davening.

    A. S”A 91:5 It is assur to pray shmonei esrei with uncovered feet unless it respectable enough to stand before an important person in this fashion. (Although this issur is obviously not as absolute as “more” has paskened)

    B. Reciting Tehillim does not have the same laws as praying shemonei esrei. We know that by Kriyat Shema that there is only an issur to recite if your eyes or heart can see an Erva as we see in S”A 74:1 and 75:6. If your feet are uncovered, see M”B 74:21 that says it’s completely muttar. Reciting tehillim is not more chamur than reciting portions of the Torah that we are commanded to recite M’doraysa.

    #853403

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Wolf: Not sure but why does this pretain to you? When is the last time you put polish on your toes?

    A. You don’t know the answer to the last question. 😉

    B. I know people whom I care about who *DO* put polish on their toes.

    C. So what? I have no brothers, but does that mean I’m not allowed to ask a question regarding Yibbum?

    The Wolf

    #853404

    Sam2
    Participant

    More: That’s a common misconception but wrong. You need to wash your hands once after cutting your nails (for some borderline N’kiyus/Ruach Rah issue) and nowhere does it say that you cannot learn after doing so.

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