Swimming and traveling during Sefira

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May one swim or visit the beach during Sefira?

Yes.[1] However, some Poskim[2] rule one must avoid doing so due to danger.

 

May one travel during Sefira?

Yes.[3] However, some Poskim[4] rule one must avoid doing so due to danger.

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[1] Divrei Malkiel 3:13; Yalkut Avraham 493; Orchos Rabbeinu 2:95 brought in Nitei Gavriel ibid footnote 15; Minchas Elazar 4:54 [the days of Sefira are days of mercy and kindness]

[2] Nitei Gavriel Pesach 3:56-13; Harav Asher Lemel Cohen

The reason: As it follows the same status as Bein Hametzarim regarding Sakana.

[3] Minchas Elazar 4:54 [the days of Sefira are days of mercy and kindness]

[4] Questioner brought in Minchas Elazar 4:54; Nitei Gavriel Pesach 3:56-14

The reason: As it follows the same status as Bein Hametzarim regarding Sakana.

 

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