One rabbi says that Jewish law forbids the ingestion of Viagra on Shabbat, lest one violate the infraction of erecting a structure on the Sabbath.
But another rabbi says that as a medication which adds pleasure to the Sabbath (not to mention the rest of the week), it is permissible. However, taking Viagra is taboo during Passover - as well as any other agent that causes things to rise.
Which raises (you'll excuse the expression) yet another question: What blessing does an observant Jew say before taking the Viagra pill?
There is a choice of three blessings:
1. Boruch Atah HaShem zokeif kfuffim -- Bless you Lord for straightening those who are bent.
2. Boruch Atah HaShem yaaleh vyavo -- Bless you Lord for causing things to arise and come.
3. Boruch Atah HaShem mechayei hameitim -- Bless you Lord for raising the dead.
Here's what I did stuck at home...
I got bored just puttering in my shop, so I thought I'd take that old lattice in the back yard and nail it to the wall. Actually turned out pretty cool
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