How many challot should be on the table for Yom tov,for example Rosh Hashana? Two, or, one can be just fine?


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The Shulchan Aruch (OC:529) paskens וחייב לבצע על שתי ככרות - Two loaves. The Mishna Brurah explains (ס"ק י) that the Mann also didn't fall on Yom Tov, so there was a double portion the day before. See both the Shulchan Aruch and Mishna Brurah inside on Sefaria.


  • IIRC, Rash"I or Seforno discusses the phrasing in the verse in Shemot that discusses the double portion that it is ref. to Eruv Tavshilin, and a double portion may have fallen when Yom Tov was on the 6th day of the week.
    – DanF
    Oct 5, 2016 at 17:56
  • Rambam Shabbat (30:9) similarly requires lechem mishneh on yom tov. Jul 25, 2022 at 20:03

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