Frumgirl 1: Questionable Activities

I made Valentine’s day cards for the first time in my life.

That was yesterday.

They were for the kids in the oncology department. Still, I couldn’t shake the feeling that my grandfather was rolling over in his grave.

What are the halachic issues of making Valentine’s cards for sick kids, anyway?

Does making a chilul Hashem by appearing cold and heartless outweigh making the card?

They were anonymous, or signed by multiple people with first names only.

Does that make a difference?

What are the rules about just signing my first name on a card already made and signed by someone else?

I also carved a pumpkin for the first time in my life this year. That was mostly because I absolutely could not resist a new artistic medium. The pumpkins were judged by the oncology kids on their hospital-arranged collective trick-or-treat.

What about the halachos of that?

I didn’t even do one Halloween-themed. It was pure artistic expression and I didn’t win anyway.

Does anyone know?

PS: Roasted pumpkin seeds taste great, so buy the pumpkins on sale the day after Halloween for eating purposes!

Published in: on February 14, 2008 at 12:47 PM  Comments (2)  

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  1. Halacha is a huge gray area. That being said though I do not celebrate valentines and think it to be silly- I doubt it is against halacha. It is more of a consumer holiday then religious. In fact although it was named after a saint- it was popularized by Chaucer- yes The Chaucer.

    I write a post about valentines day- some of the comments were interesting- one of the comments is from someone who knew a lot about its sources and such. It may be of benifit to you

  2. Actually, that did help.

    Thank you.

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