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Pool Area Beis hamirchatz?


Can one speak or think in torah in a pool, wearing a bathing suit without a yarmalka?
Can one speak or think in learning at the pool area while wearing a Yarmalka and just a bathing suit?
Can one spaek or think in learning in the Sauna which is a seperate room to the pool? (wearing a Yarmalka)
Thank you!




One may thinking in torah even if he isn’t have a yarmulka, however speaking torah must be done with a head covering. An outdoor swimming pool is not a place that has steam or dirt, therefore when you have a yarmulka on. This is also do to the fact that everyone there is wearing a bathing suit and there isn’t any uncovered ervah. When making a bracha however it is proper, when saying a bracha to cover yourself better than just a bathing suit.

A sauna is a place that has alot of steam, and would be considered like a bathroom, and one should not talk or think in torah there.

Best wishes



שולחן ערוך אורח חיים הלכות קריאת שמע סימן עד סעיף ב הרוחץ ערום במים צלולים ורוצה לשתות, יכסה בבגד ממטה ללבו, כדי שלא יהא לבו רואה את הערוה כשיברך. ודוקא בבגד, אבל בידים לא הוי כיסוי. הגה: וה”ה אם מכסה ראשו בידיו לא מיקרי כסוי הראש וע”A בט”ז ס”ק ב לא מקרי כיסוי הראש. נר’ דהיינו דוקא לענין שיברך או יוציא מפיו שאר דברי קדושה.

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