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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

sleeping

do you sleep with your head to the door or your feet to the door?

5 comments:

Avraham said...

One is supposed to sleep with his/her feet to the door.

mojo said...

are you sure? i think the opposite

The villager said...

Head to the door... of course- unless you consider yourself to be dead, in which case you can go ahead and put your feet to the door.

Avraham said...

Sleeping With one�s Head/Feet to the Door

There are some things we do not do because they are done to dead people and we do not want to emulate a dead person. Some say the direction a person sleeps on his bed is included in this inyan. According to some people in the Chevra Kadisha, a dead person is taken out of the room feet first, and therefore one should not sleep with his feet pointing directly at the door.(16) Other people say a dead person is taken out head first, so one should not sleep with his head pointing at the door.

The custom seems to be lenient and one may sleep with either his head or feet pointing in the direction of the door. Nonetheless, one should not sleep with his feet (or head) directly in the position as if one is about to be taken out of the room.(17)

(16) Horav Yisroel Belsky Shlita, see Sheilas Rav 2:1:10, Shemiras Haguf V�hanefesh husofos and miluyim mahadura 10:page 815, see Ve�alu Lo Ubol 1:page 51:10 (17) Horav Yisroel Belsky Shlita.

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/weekly_torah.php?id=24

mojo said...

i think saba said not to sleep with the feet to the door.

feet to the door is an expression for dead in breslov seforim