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The Torah Matzav
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Swimming during Sefirah
There were those who claimed that one should
go swimming during the Sefira for the same
some are מחמיר during the three weeks, so
to put oneself in danger during the mourning period.
The Steipler zt"l argued and held there is
חומרא and one may go swimming during the Sefira.
They argued with the Steipler by telling him of
tragedy that happened when some frum people
drowned ר"ל while swimming during the Sefirah.
The Steipler answered, "They didn't drown
they swam during the Sefirah. They drowned because
they went swimming in dangerous waters where
there are no lifeguards and it is forbidden to swim
Swimming in such areas is forbidden all year