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  1. Every man that fears the word of Hashem, should keep his sons, from when they’re young, from these klipos, cards. (Yesod Veshoresh Ha’Avodah 12:1)

    Reb Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev says: Due to our many sins, a terrible breach has been made among Acheinu Beis Yisroel to play with cards. It’s a light thing in their eyes, but it’s known that in each card there is definitely a big klipa… There are many downfalls from this:
    1) You lose fear of Hashem.
    2) In my eyes you are definitely a thief.
    3) You make yourself tamei with klipos that shouldn’t even be mentioned. (Kedushas Levi, Chanuka – “Yadua”)

    Here we see the greatness of the prohibition, and the damage of the soul that comes from playing cards, קרטן (which is the numerical value of שטן)… (Bnei Yisaschor, Kislev 4:90 Hagah)

    • קליפה is a shell or peel. קלף is a card. קרטון is borrowed from English and means carton.
      Actually, your comment reminds me of the Purim story as brought in Olameinu back in the 70’s, when Haman says in his defense that he didn’t say, “להשמיד להרוג ולאבד את כל היהודים”but rather להשמיר להרום ולכבד, to watch, elevate (or uplift) and honor, the Jews, at which point someone in the crowd says, Not only is Haman a bad liar, he also doesn’t know דקדוק.
      Please forgive me if I didn’t quote every word acurately; it’s been a while.


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