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Most people say that you can't write on Chol Hamoed, but is it permissible to draw for pleasure as that is not considered "work"?

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    I think it depends how good you are. If it's professional level, then it would be considered maaseh uman. – Loewian Apr 7 '15 at 1:04
  • General writing is permitted if needed for the festival. Professional writing, i.e. a scribe / calligraphy is not permitted. The same with art, I guess. If you feel like drawing a nice mural for your Sukkah (ok not this festival) and it will enhance the festival and you're not professional then probably ok. – CashCow Apr 7 '15 at 10:54
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my bother called Lakewood Bais Horah (halacha hotline) and they permitted my sister whose not an artist to paint on canvass.

  • Welcome to Mi Yodeya Yehuda! Thanks for the answer. – mevaqesh Apr 14 '17 at 0:54
  • was there any reason given,like it is a maaseh hedyot? – sam Sep 11 '17 at 2:55

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