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Why is it that we read on Shabbos Chol Hamoed Pesach the Torah portion that is read on a fast-day?

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My own answer Although its my own and until I don't find a real source I wont say it is we read it to prevent us from having to much Simcha which leads to Kalos Rosh –  SimchasTorah Apr 4 '10 at 21:01
    
Explain yourself please. I do not understand what you wrote in the above comment. –  Yahu Apr 8 '10 at 17:43
    
Also it's the same as Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot. –  Double AA Oct 15 '12 at 19:43
    
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/7615/759 –  Double AA Mar 29 '13 at 21:51

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I found an answer and strangely enough it answers my question about Shiur Hashirim too. http://www.ou.org/torah/gordimer/5763/pesach63.htm

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Instead of copying in an entire online piece, please (1) cite and link to it, (2) summarize the relevant conclusion in your own words, quoting selected bits of especially good and relevant language appropriately, (3) recommend that readers go back and read the whole thing, if you feel the whole thing's worth reading. I'll probably write up a blog post about this. I'm also considering going back and editing all wholesale copyings to comply with this, since I'm afraid of legal issues associated with such copying. Please feel free to make such edits on your own posts ahead of time. –  Isaac Moses Apr 8 '10 at 14:21
    
Yayasher Kochacha YS for this important source! –  Yahu Apr 8 '10 at 17:44
    
I quote the source you will have no problems with law suits either way I highly doubt The OU will sue you.The process is quite time consuming. –  SimchasTorah Apr 9 '10 at 17:18
    
I'm not really worried about law suits. I'm more worried about putting someone else's content, which is already publicly accessible, into our context. Even with attribution, we're making it so that people don't need to go to the original site to get the content, which is not fair to the author and owner of the content. Under my own ethical estimation and American law, it's stealing. If you don't have time to summarize but think that the source is worthwhile and relevant, just cite and link. Of course, a brief summary would be more helpful to readers, consistent with the purpose of mi.yodeya. –  Isaac Moses Apr 9 '10 at 17:44
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Almost the same less elaborate different source: http://www.angelfire.com/pa2/passover/faq/chol-hamoed-pesach.html

The recital of the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy serve as the key to gaining the compassion of G-d toward the Hebrews/Jewish people. Although the time of Chol HaMoed is a partial or semi holiday time period, it is still a time of holiness due to its partial or semi holiday status. Therefore, the purpose of mentioning the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy during the Chol HaMoed period is to remind us that even though we are able to perform certain forms of work in this time period, we are always dependent on the mercy of G-d and on G-ds' interaction with all things in this world. Without the compassion of G-d, we would not even have the opportunity to be able to perform any of our daily activities. Therefore, the lesson we learn from this Chol HaMoed Torah reading is that we are always available for use by G-d and that we must always aim to better ourselves in all phases of life so that we continuously merit the mercy and compassion of G-d.

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