One of the people were excitedly putting down those who are into sports, while another defended his stance.
I wanted to share with the readers today why I watch the super bowl.
I’m not here to tell anyone what to do or not do, but I wanted to share my reasoning.
I grew up frum, but went off the derech at a young age. I used to watch sports, movies and more all the time. A few years ago, I became a baal tshuva, got married and settled down for the most part. I had no issues giving up the movies (which by the way for the most part are completely empty and disgusting). But the one thing I found myself hard to detach from, was sports. I just enjoyed rooting for my team, and had a certain satisfaction from my team winning. I’m not into the betting and all that stuff, but chilling with some friends and watching the game was something I found was a kosher outlet.
If you’re a kollel person or yeshiva student, it’s probably best to not spend time watching sports or joining a super bowl party. But for me, I found that sports was an outlet (and kosher one compared to everything else out there today), and it has kept me away from the dirt of the internet and streets.
So to all debating if it’s right or wrong, you need to be your own judge and know what works and what doesn’t for your avodas hashem. But it’s best not to judge others who do things you don’t approve of.
A Lakewood man.
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