Monday, May 12, 2008

re: fitness (jcontent)

Copied and pasted from something I put together a while ago:

Torah with treadmills By Tamar Rotem Sports has gradually breached the modesty barrier and become a legitimate leisure pursuit among the ultra-Orthodox. Sixth article in a series.

Diet is a dirty word By Tsafi Sa'ar

Rabbi Matanky – physical fitness is a basic Jewish value.

More from rav kook

lots of great stuff here

and here

exercise and t’shuvah

EXERCISE by Prof. Chaim Lifschitz

Oh, yeah!

Little maimo


ask the rabbi @ ohr sameyach:

straight rambam:

more from ohr:

the medical legacy of maimonides


by a doctor:

did our sages exercise:

Inspiration, move me brightly,

Light the song with sense of color
Hold away despair ...*

This inspired me:

I believe in the sun even when it’s not shining.
I believe in love even when I don’t feel it.
I believe in God even when He is silent.
-scratched into a wall at Auschwitz

The website linked above has some good, not-too-graphic resistance information on WWII from an historical perspective and is worth poking around.

* (by Robert Hunter) Unrelated, but awesome: If you've never read Robert Hunter's "Terrapin Station Suite" in its entirety, I highly recommend giving it a read, some time. Here it is.