What are the sources for a person from chutz la'aretz (the diaspora) to keep two days of Yom Tov when visiting Israel?

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    Oct 7, 2014 at 14:52
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    It doesn't seem like this question is a duplicate. The sources are mainly based on the beginning of the perek in Pesachim called "Makom shenahagu" (lit. a place where they had a custom). The halachos there in the rishonim are brought down in Tur/Shulchan Aruch in siman 468 as well as 496. A person is bound by the customs of the city in which he lives untill he becomes an established member of a different city, therefore, a person whose plans are to remain in the city in which he lives on a permanent basis but he is visiting a different city must keep the stringencies of his hometown. Aug 4, 2022 at 11:17
  • The exact definition of "an established member of a different city" is the main point of disagreement as well as the most important point for most people asking this question. The Aruch Hashulchan says planning to live in the new place for a full year is enough. Rav Shlomo Zalman and the Chazon Ish are quoted in the beginning of Yom Tov Sheini K'hilchaso as saying that a concrete decision to move (to Eretz Yisra'el, maybe the reverse would not work) is enough. The Piskei Teshuvos brings down the main shitos. Most people are not quite so lenient. Aug 4, 2022 at 11:19


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