Question:

I have been told that certain things are not exactly assur, but are not in the “spirit of the halacha.” What are the sources to support this idea that it is better not to do it, even if it is not assur? (I am not talking about gluttonous eating and other violations of “kedoshim tihiyu”…)

Answer:

The gemorah and the poskim mention the term “aiyn ruach chachamim nocha heimenu”, numerous times. This is a term used when someone does something that is incorrect but technically can’t be called assur.

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