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Author:  yitzchok
E-mail:  yygrg@yahoo.com
Date:  10/31/2005 11:34:00 PM
Subject:  reading ny times on shabbos
Message:  In a previous post the answer to the question of reading a newspaper on shabbos was that its assur except in the bathroom. The reason given is that you cant learn torah in the bathroom. But I thought the reason its assur to read a newspaper is because of the advertisements, its akin to mekach umemcher.
   
Reply:  Catalogs and current business related items are, of course, not permitted. Reading the news was what was being discussed there.
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