Questions tagged [yom-tov]

Used specifically for questions that are generally about Jewish holidays on which activity is heavily restricted (first and last days of Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, first day(s) of Sukkot, and Shemini Ateret). But use [chagim-holidays] for questions about Jewish holidays in more generality; a specific-holiday tag for questions about any one holiday; and [shabbat] for questions that apply equally to Shabbat and holidays.

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Hearing Kiddush for Shabbos and Yom Tov when for you it's just Shabbos

An Israeli is visiting the Diaspora for a holiday beginning on Friday. On Friday night a local Diasporan will says kiddush for the holiday and shabbos. Can the Israeli, for whom it's not a holiday, ...
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When Friday is last day of Chag - Can you bring shabbat in early, thus taking out chag early?

For example in Israel this year the last day of Pesach is Friday. I am looking for sources that discusses bringing in Shabbat after pesach early. This would have the effect of ending pesach early - ...
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How does Matzah contribute to simchas yom tov

I always understood the concept/reason to sometimes be lenient, known as מניעת שמחת יום טוב, a lack or decrease in the joy of Yom Tov, to be referring to cases where a significant portion of the meal ...
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Shabbos Chol Hamoed - Mizmor L'David - Nusach Sefard

Nusach Sefard usually says Mizmor L'David at the end of Maariv, Friday evenings, before Aleinu. I have seen Shuls that skip this on Yom Tov that is on a Shabbos and on Shabbos Chol Hamoed. I have also ...
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paying for food on Yom Tov

In my daf yomi study of Chapter 3 of Beitzah, people are going on the Yom Tov itself to butchers for meat and stores for groceries for their holiday meals. There are all sorts of stipulations on how ...
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Blessing Shehechyanu long before eating in second evening of Rosh Hashana

Usually, we bless Shehechyanu very close to eating a new fruit. As far as I remember, there are 2 opinions: one to bless before the blessing on the fruit itself, while the other opinion claims that ...
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Why can't a person who's in his year of aveilus be a shaliach tzibbur on shabbos or yom tov?

Why shouldn't a person in their year of avelus be a shaliach tzibbur on shabbos or yom tov or yomim noraim?
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What is the difference between simcha and oneg?

The Mishna Berura (529:16) notes there is a difference between "simcha" and "oneg" regarding Chol HaMoed and Yom Tov, but doesn't seem to elaborate. I always assumed they were ...
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What's the Juxtaposition of the two sections?

In this week's parasha, Emor, we have at the beginning of it talking about what the Kohanim can and can't do. Next, we have later in the same parasha details of the Yomim Tovim. What's the connection: ...
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Is there a source for owning property in Israel means keeping 1 day yom tov

People have said, and I have seen mentioned on this site that owning land/property/apartment in Israel is enough on its own to keep 1 day when in Israel. Is there a source for this? A shita that the ...
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How much should a person eat on Chol Hamoed, Shabbos and Yom Tov?

The Tanya said food eaten on Shabbos is automatically elevated. I hear from a chossid that people should not do hiskafia on shabbos. However, the local Rosh Yeshiva said that eating more is not a ...
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Source for Vilna Gaon's gematriah about 'חצי לה and חצי לכם

I remembering hearing a p'shat in the name of the Gra about Yom Tov, that I would really love to know the source for. I am not normally one for Gematriyos but the genius of the Vilna Gaon is quite ...
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2 day חג and being Oleh regel

Why do people who come to Israel for the shalosh regalim keep two days if there is no mention of people who were Oleh regel keeping two days during the first/second temple?
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Why do we need to state 2 reasons not to cry out?

During the mi shebeirach for cholim we insert the reason that we temper our cries. On Shabbat, we say "shabbat hi miliz'ok" (the Shabbat forbids us from crying out) and on Yom Tov, we say &...
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Can someone help translate this Trumas HaDeshen?

I am looking for any sources that give a reason why we should stay away from politics on shabbos or yomtov. I found this from the Trumas HaDeshen 61, but I am having a tough time understanding. Would ...
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Eating fish on Yom Tov?

Although there are many sources for eating fish on Shabbos, are there any Torah sources which encourage one to eat fish on Yom Tov?
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Can I drive an electric car that has been left on before Yom Tov if food was placed on the batteries before Yom Tov?

DISCLAIMER: I was referring to what I saw on the Chabad article(the first one linked to as "Yom Tov Laws") I am not considering at all Yom Kippur, I meant Yom Tov in terms of the idea of &...
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Israeli on Shabbat-second day Yom Tov fulfilling locals' obligation

I'm having a hard time constructing this hypothetical so I apologize if it feels forced or if the underlying halachic question could be generated more gracefully. If an Israeli woman is being housed ...
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Bar Mitzvah on Yom Tov

In most situations a boy becomes a Bar Mitzvah and there are certain practices to mark that occasion which take place on the upcoming Shabbos. Those may include some or all of the following: getting ...
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2nd day Yom Tov for chutznikim in Israel. Locate the law and reasons of the Shulchan Oruch Horav

I am researching the laws of the second day of Yom Tov in Golus. On one occasion, I found the text of the Shulchan Oruch Horav Orach Chaim 496 which states that someone not from Israel who is ...
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May one use a measuring device on Yom Tov?

I think I have heard that one should not measure or weigh things on Shabbat. However, I wonder if this rule applies to Yom Tov related food needs, e.g., can one stick a food thermometer into meat to ...
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Taking fire from Yahrtzeit candle to light Yom Tov candles

On the second night of Yom Tov, can one take fire from a yartzeit candle to light your Yom Tov candles?
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Why do we still stand at Vayevarech Dovid on a Shabbos and/or Yom Tov?

Many have the custom to stand at Vayevarech Dovid. The reason behind this minhag is because many give tzedakah at this point, and it is proper to stand while doing a mitzvah. With this being said, why ...
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What does Rabban Shimon Ben Gamaliel mean?

In beitza (3:1): אֵין צָדִין דָּגִים מִן הַבֵּיבָרִין בְּיוֹם טוֹב, וְאֵין נוֹתְנִין לִפְנֵיהֶם מְזוֹנוֹת. אֲבָל צָדִין חַיָּה וָעוֹף מִן הַבֵּיבָרִין, וְנוֹתְנִין לִפְנֵיהֶם מְזוֹנוֹת. רַבָּן ...
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Gentile driving for you on Yom Tov

May a Jew be driven somewhere by a Gentile on Yom Tov? If so, what are the conditions which would allow this to be possible?
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Contradiction in the Taz between early Shavuos and early Shemini Atzeres

In his disagreement with the Maharshal's ruling not to start Shemini Atzeres early, the Taz's first objection is a long poetic rendition about why we shouldn't forbid something that isn't mentioned in ...
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Why is there no havdallah when going from Yom Tov into Shabbat?

When Yom Tov begins on Motza'ei Shabbat, havdallah is included in the Yom Tov Kiddush. However, when Shabbat follows a Friday Yom Tov, there is no Havdallah included in the Friday night Kiddush. Why ...
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Does the halacha require that even someone who does not like meat and wine must consume them on Yom Tov?

An often-quoted line, usually preceded by the words "The Sages said", is: "En simchah ella be-bassar ve-yayin -- There is no rejoicing except with meat and wine." I can't find it worded this way in ...
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Can Yom Tov candles be lit at daytime if forgotten at night?

If one were to forget to light candles on Yom Tov eve, but remembers the next morning - can s/he still fulfill his obligation to light candles during Yom Tov day with a Brocha? (Being daytime, it ...
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Melave d'Malka on Motze Yom Tov

Is there an obligation to have Melave DMalka on Motzei Yom Tov like Motzei Shabbos? (Question is based on the Rambam (Shabbos 30:5), who includes the obligation of Melave dMalka with Kovod Shabbos: ...
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Melave d'Malka on Motze Shabbos which falls on Yom Tov eve

Is there an obligation to have melave d'malka on Motzei Shabbos which falls on Yom Tov? Although there is anyways an obligation to have a Yom Tov meal, there are still some possible ramifications: ...
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Would an Israeli staying in Diaspora need to make Eruv Tavshilin?

I understand that if an Israeli is outside of Israel during Yom Tov, he may not perform melachot on the 2nd day of Yom Tov. Does this include hachana (preparing on Yom Tov for the next day or for ...
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Why not wear tefillin on Yom Tov according to Rabbi Akiva? [duplicate]

The Gemara (menachos 36:) quotes an argument why we don’t wear tefillin on shabbos: דתניא (שמות יג, י) ושמרת את החוקה הזאת למועדה מימים ימימה ימים ולא לילות מימים ולא כל ימים פרט לשבתות וימים טובים ...
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Customs for Yom Tov Sheini in Israel [duplicate]

My question concerns the observance of yom tov sheini for a person who is visiting Israel during a chag. If the person is not observing yom tov sheini, are there any different customs they need to ...
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Should an Israeli Cohen visiting Diaspora duchen when it's not Yom Tov?

Scenario (based on Ashkenazi practice): An Israeli Cohen who is visiting in Diaspora is there on either Shabbat 8th day of Pesach or Shabbat 2nd Day Shavu'ot. For him, it is a "regular" Shabbat. He ...
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Dimmer Lights on Yom Tov

On Yom Tov, we are allowed to adjust fire (i.e. change the strength of the stove) so long as we do not completely turn the stove on or off. Therefore, if a room’s lighting has a dimmer switch, would ...
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When to do the dishes- Yom Tov starting at Motzei Shabbat

Passover brings an interesting quandry this year- we go through a great many Kosher for Passover dishes at the Lail Pesach seder on Friday night, and then have a couple of meals on Saturday. Given ...
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Can Pesach Mitzvot be performed before sunset?

I had an argument with a friend about when you can perform the Pesach seder mitzvot of eating a kezayit of shmurah matzah and drinking four glasses of wine (beginning with kiddush). My friend said ...
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Permissible to light one Yom Tov candle from another?

In a two-day Yom Tov in the diaspora, is it permissible to light two Yom Tov candles on Yom Tov Rishon, one of which is a 24-hour candle, and then, on Yom Tov Sheini, to light two Yom Tov candles for ...
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Should you avoid cemeteries the week before Yom Tov?

מִבְּשָׂרָם֙ לֹ֣א תֹאכֵ֔לוּ וּבְנִבְלָתָ֖ם לֹ֣א תִגָּ֑עוּ טְמֵאִ֥ים הֵ֖ם לָכֶֽם׃ Don't eat their [non-kosher animals'] meat and don't touch their corpses; they are impure for you ובנבלתם לא תגעו. יכול ...
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Someone from Chutz Laaretz cooking for Israeli on the second day of Yom Tov

When I was writing this (PTIJ) answer, I assumed that someone from outside Israel can't cook for someone from Israel on the second day of Yom Tov. I didn't realize until afterwards that I couldn't ...
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Steipler keeping 2 days yomtov in Bnei Brak

I was listening to a shuir of Rav Hershel Schacter and he mentioned that the Steipler kept 2 days yomtov undercover in Bnei Brak. I think he mentioned the source as the Orchos Rabbeinu,even though he ...
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Fruit carving on Shabbat?

There is a technique called Fruit carving, consisting on cutting food into a pleasant shape. Is it permitted to carve such things on Shabbat? (And on Yom Tov) Reflection may make a difference between ...
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Why Skip Kabbalas Shabbos on Yom Tov? [duplicate]

In my experience among all Ashkenaz shuls across America, it seems we skip Kabbalas Shabbos when shabbos falls out on Yom Tov. Where did this come from and why?
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Tankless Water Heaters on Shabbos and Yom Tov

I have been trying to understand the issues with tankless water heaters on Shabbos and Yom Tov. (The simple description of how this works can be found here and here). I found this answer on Mi Yodeya ...
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When to light yom tov candles?

At what time should one light the candles on (the first night of) yom tov? On yom tov it is permitted to light a fire from a pre-existing flame (unlike shabbat) so it seems like one could light yom ...
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What are the Shir Shel Yom for Yamim Tovim?

I recently came across Sukkah 55a, which lists the Shirei Shel Yom for Chol HaMoed Sukkos. Are there any other Gemaras which discuss the Shirei Shel Yom of other Yamim Tovim? What are they? Are there ...
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Is there a minhag NOT to say "Mi Sheberach" for the ill on a weekday Yom Tov?

My shul has some "strange" minhagim that I haven't seen elsewhere. They reserve reciting the prayer for the ill for Shabbat and "regular" weekdays but will specifically not recite it if a Yom Tov ...
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Question about placement of 2nd Shacharit Ashrei in Nusah Ashkenaz [duplicate]

This is what I have seen listed in most Nusach Ashkenaz siddurim / occur in most Nusach Ashkenaz shuls: When the Torah is read during Shacharit: On weekdays - The 2nd Ashrei is said after the Torah ...
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What is the significance of the fact that every month that has a Biblical holiday in it is a 30-day month?

Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkos are all in Tishrei, which has 30 days. Pesach is in Nissan, which has 30 days. Shavuos is in Sivan, which has 30 days. What is the significance of this fact,...
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