[Sca-cooks] Period Shabbat
judith at ipstenu.org
Sun Aug 23 10:46:33 PDT 2009
On Aug 23, 2009, at 12:24 PM, David Friedman wrote:
>> On Aug 23, 2009, at 11:07 AM, Robin Carroll-Mann wrote:
>>> You might consider getting into storytelling. It's a "craft" you
>>> can do on the Sabbath, and that you can share with others. Jewish
>>> folklore has a wealth of possible material in it.
>>> Brighid ni Chiarain
>> It's a good idea, though I don't perform for mixed crowds. Maybe
>> some storytelling for women's gatherings.
> Hard to organize in the SCA context.
> Is there a religious objection to telling stories to both men or
> women, or a personal preference?
The religious requirement is just to avoid singing before men. A
Jewish man is not supposed to hear a woman singing while he can see
her; videos, recorded music, and the like are forbidden by some
authorities and permitted by others, so it's a shailah to ask one's
rav. Dancing before men is also problematic. But when I tell stories,
I sometimes forget not to sing or dance, so for my sake and the sake
of any Jewish men who may be there, I avoid all performing before men.
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