Question:

Aside from learning, reading etc…, would it be permissible to do exercises (sit ups, push ups, etc…) on the night of Yom Kippur to remain awake (L’Siba Noda’at) as prescribed in the Mishna in Yuma (1:7 and Rashi 19b) concerning the Kohen Gadol? Thank You.

Answer:

Even though it might be permitted,doing exercises to keep awake it  doesn’t really fit the Yom Kippur spirit and seems to be inappropriate. (Why did others have to keep the Kohen Gadol awake he could have done gymnastics himself!)

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