Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Jewish bodies are different

Someone once told me that a Jewish person doesn't have to worry about getting cancer from cigarettes because all the tests and experiments that demonstrated the dangers of smoking were performed on non-Jews. We see here (below) that one of our great Torah leaders has a similar POV

Rough Translation

Question: We know that its okay for a yeshiva boy who owns cigarettes to use them to fulfil his obligation to give charity on Purim [That is a gift of the cigarettes can be the act of charity] I'd like to know if that ruling is still valid nowadays now that the doctors have established that cigarette smoking is unhealthy.

Answer: Doctors don't know anything.

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