Is there a Mitzvah to be Oleh Regel in today's days (meaning when there is no Beis Hamikdash)?


I have a little pamphlet of t'shuvos/analyses by Rav Mirsky that basically concludes that there is, especially fulfillable by feasting and dancing. I will try to locate, quote, and cite it.

Update: See Sha'arei T'shuva 529:4 (last one in volume 5) and the sources he cites for related information.


See this lecture by Rabbi Rapp.

If I recall correctly, the basic obligation is not there, but many consider it a meritorious act to make it to Jerusalem or the Kotel for the holidays anyhow.

(I think he was quoting Tzitz Eliezer and -- yibadel l'chaim -- R' Ovadya Yosef).

  • I know a talmid chacham (he learned in Kaminetz in Europe- still alive) who would not go to the Kosel on the regalim so as not to violate v'lo yeraeh...reikam. – YDK Sep 8 '10 at 17:34
  • But surely that applies only to entering at least Machaneh Leviyah (the Har Habayis), if not Machaneh Shechinah (the Azarah)? And the Kosel is outside both of those. – Alex Sep 8 '10 at 19:25
  • Ydk wats funnier is Rav Eliyashiv goes to Shake Lulav on Purpose so he could have a Meain of the doraisa of SHaking Lulav. And its recorded That Saddiah Gaon used to be Oleh Regel in His time and walk around the Har Habayis – SimchasTorah Sep 8 '10 at 20:57

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