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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 ...

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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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Is pepper spray muktzah?

Is it permitted to carry pepper spray for self-protection on Shabbos or Yom Tov mitzad muktzah? Is there any issue with using aerosols on Shabbos? discusses a machlokes of using sprays on Shabbos, ...
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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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Must one have a different suits for Yom Tov and Shabbos?

I was wondering if it was preferable to have one suit for both Shabbos and Yom Tov or to have two different suits. And can you wear Shabbos/Yom Tov suits to other occasions like Bar Mitzvahs and ...
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Apparent contradiction in Biur Hagra concerning fasting on Isru Chag

Shulchan Aruch Orach chaim 494:3 - שולחן ערוך אורח חיים סימן תצד סעיף ג אסור להתענות במוצאי חג השבועות: - It is forbidden to fast on the Motzai Shavuos. Usually the term ---מוצאי Motzai--- ...
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What is considered carrying שלא לצורך on Yom-Tov?

Carrying outside (where there is no eiruv) on Yom Tov is only permitted if the carrying is לצורך יום-טוב - (for a purpose needed on Yom Tov), but carrying when one does not need it on Yom-Tov is ...
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Cooking for the next day on yom tov

The Shulchan Aruch 503 writes that one cannot cook for the next day of yomtov . My question is once its the second night can one cook on the second night for the second day meal? Do we say the night ...
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If one buys clothing or jewelry for his wife for simchas Yom-Tov, and she wears them on Shabbos before YT, and again on YT, is he מקיים the mitzvah?

If someone buys new clothing or jewelry for his wife for Yom-Tov, in order to observe his חיוב (obligation) of Simchas Yom-Tov, and Shabbos was the day before Yom-Tov, (as the upcoming Shavuos), and ...
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Should the saying of ברכו and / or ברוך ה' המבורך לעולם ועד… on Motzei Shabbos be drawn out when it is Yom-Tov

רמ"א באו"ח סוף סימן רצג ונוהגים לומר והוא רחום וברכו באריכות נועם כדי להוסיף מחול על הקודש (אור זרוע It is customary to say V'hu rachum & borchu in a pleasant drawn out way, in order to add from ...
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Is a Yohrtzeit or Yizkor candle which is lit 2 days before a yohrtzeit, or Yom-Tov as good as 1 lit on (or just prior to) the yohrtzeit or YT itself?

When Yom Tov begins right after Shabbos (as with Shavuos of this year), can one light a 2-day Yizkor candle before Shabbos and have it continue burning until Yomtov, or there is no purpose in doing so ...
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How does one have Seudah Shlishit when Erev Yom Tov occurs on Shabbat?

This site says: one may not eat a meal on the eve of a Festival starting from the time of the afternoon prayers, just like on Fridays before Shabbos. Does this mean that when Erev Yom Tov occurs ...
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Creating art on yom tov

If someone created a work of art (e.g., drawing, painting or sculpture) by mistake on Yom Tov, what can be done with it? Does it have to be destroyed or can it be kept?
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Elijah coming on Shabbos or Yom Tov day

The Gemara says that Jewish people have already been assured that Elijah will come neither on a Friday nor on the eve of a Festival, due to the exertion. If that's the case, can Elijah come on ...
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Heating cutlery to help it function better?

What potential Halachic issues might there be (if any) with heating a knife on Shabbos or Yom Tov to help it cut through a frozen cake? The heating could be accomplished in a number of ways, ...
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Eruv Tavshilin and cooking immediately before shabbat

The gemara in Pesachim 46b appears to contain an argument as to why it is biblically permitted to cook on yom tov for a shabbat which immediately follows it. Rabbah implies that we need to rely on ...
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How do hotels set up for the 2nd Seder?

I had heard from several rabbanim that one is not allowed to prepare anything on the 1st day of Pesach for the 2nd day (hachanah). This includes Seder preparations. I'm curious how they do this in ...
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What is better for a patient who needs treatment to travel on shabbos or go to a hotel over shabbos

With cancer, to stop it returning, a patient undergoes radio and chemo treatment. The radio treatment is done almost daily as an outpatient for six weeks, which can include shabbos and yomtov. Are ...
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Havdoloh made by Israeli for chutznik after Thurs. Fri. (Yom Tov) and Shabbos - effective?

Reuven from outside Israel spends Yom Tov (Thursday, Friday [for him]) followed by Shabbos with Shimon, an Israeli. I was told that Shimon cannot make havdoloh for Reuven after Shabbos because Reuven ...
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Where do you put a lit match on Yom Tov?

Since you can't extinguish it, what do you do with it so that it won't burn or damage anything?
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What's the heter to ask a non jew to fix a sukkah on yom tov

The Mishnah Berurah 637:1 says its forbidden to build a sukkah on yom tov or to fix the schach if it fell off. However, through a non jew יש להתיר, he says it's permissible. Im curious what is the ...
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Can an Israeli and and American fulfill havdalah after Shabbos the first day of Yom Tov together?

Inspired by this answer and the comments following. If the first day of Yom Tov (not Rosh Hashana) is Shabbos, an Israeli will make a normal havdalah המבדיל בין קדש לחול, while someone from outside ...
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May one freeze food from the 1st to the 2nd day of Yom Tov?

This article says that one may make extra food on the first day of Yom Tov to be eaten on the 2nd day, as long as he tastes from each cooked dish on the day its cooked. After tasting, does he have to ...
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May one cook extra foood on Yom Tov so that the left-overs will be for after Yom Tov?

My understanding of cooking on Yom Tov is that one may cook fresh food to be eaten that day. One may also cook extra food for the 2nd day of Yom Tov as long as he eats from each pot on the day he has ...
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Adjusting Potentiometer on Yom Tov (eg. oven temperature)

Can someone point me in the direction of some Halachic sources to research the subject of potentiometers on Yom Tov? In the case of an oven, I had the understanding that as long as the fire was on ...
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Mikva and makeup on yom tov

If a woman is due to go to the mikvah on yom tov, is there any heter to remove/add makeup on yom tov? This is a very serious question because if a woman doesn't wear any makeup an entire yom tov, it ...
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Explain the difference in “First time only” Shehechiyanu [duplicate]

When Shehechiyanu is said "publicly" (i.e., on holidays, Kiddush or prior to certain mitzvoth - occasions when everyone must say it vs. say when wearing new clothes.) it is generally done just once on ...
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Why isn't יה אלי said on days when Yizkor is said?

On the 3 Festivals, Pesach, Shavuot and Succot, many Nusach Ashkenaz congregations say a poem called יה אלי before saying אשרי . But it is eliminated on days when Yizkor is recited. What is the ...
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Why is יה אלי before Ashrei and הנני העני after?

At least in Nusach Ashkenaz, there is a piyut before Musaf on the 3 regalim, יה אלי, and one on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, הנני העני. However, in every shul I've been to, יה אלי is said before ...
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Do German Ashkenazim sit or stand during kiddush?

Do German Ashkenazim sit or stand for kiddush and is the custom the same in the evening and day and for Shabbas and yontif?
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Yom tov, showering and lights

I recently stumbled across a lighted showerhead at a store that purports to operate solely through water - without an external power source. The lights also change color with the temperature of the ...
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Why is the day after yom tov referred to as isru chag?

Why is the day after yom tov referred to as isru chag? I assume it has something to do with the possuk in tehillim 118:27, where this phrase appears, but I know no further. Any ideas? The earlier the ...
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Can one take out trash cans to the street on Yom Tov?

I know that trash is generally accepted as muktze, though can be moved due to 'graf shel rei'. Is one allowed to take the trash cans out to the street on Shabbos and Yom Tov to the street for pickup?
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What is involved in moving items for the purpose of a non-Jew on Yom-Tov?

A ball comes over the fence from the non-Jewish neighbours on Yom Tov. Are there any halachic problems involved in returning the ball if there is an eruv in the area? In the back of my mind I know I ...
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Counting Omer before the conclusion of Shabbat/Yom Tov?

If one counted the omer before saying havdalah (or even 'hamavdil bein kodesh l'chol), does the omer count?
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Melacha for people observing Yom Tov Sheni in Israel

Can a non-resident of Israel keeping 2 days or 1.5 days of yom tov benefit from melacha (forbidden-type labor) done for him by an Israeli on the second day?
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Blowing Bubbles on Yom Tov

Is anything wrong with blowing bubbles on Yom Tov? Would it be different than blowing bubbles on Shabbos?
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1 day Yom Tov in Eilat or anywhere in “Israel” outside biblical boundaries [duplicate]

does anyone know the Halacha regarding one day of yom tov in areas where currently they keep one day , but are not in the "real", biblical borders of eretz yisrael.
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Looking for a kosher hot plate for Shabbos and Yom Tov

Does anyone know of a kosher hot plate that can be safely left on for the duration of Shabbos, Yom Tov, or a 3 day Shabbos and Yom Tov and will not become a fire hazard? Every product should be and ...
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Can something be muktzeh to one person but not another?

The question title says it all. In what sorts of cases, if any, could an item be muktzeh to one adult Jew but not to another? If you designate something for your own use before Shabbos, I think it ...
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Hachana l'tzorech hatzibbur

There is a Rabbinic prohibition of preparing (hachana) on Shabbath or Yom Tov for after Shabbath or Yom Tov. This is the reason why we customarily do not clear after seudah shlishith (unless the table/...
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Why do we add ותערב and why only in Musaf?

On Yom Tov (usually during the repetition of the Amida in Musaf) the Kohanim ascend to bless the people. In preparation, the congregation (and Kohanim and the chazzan) say a paragraph after R'tzei ...
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Ata Chonantanu when Yom Tov is Monday or Thursday

The last line of אתה חוננתנו is: אבינו מלכנו החל עלינו הימים הבאים לקראתנו לשלום חשוכים מכל חטא ומנקים מכל עון ומדבקים ביראתך How does it make sense to say הימים הבאים after Shabbos when Yom Tov ...
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Yom Tov Sheni in Israel aliyat haTorah

Yestersay an alyah was offered ( shelishi ) to someone keeping a second day of yom tov. ( we did not know that ). He refuse. Was he right ?
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Are objects used for the Taanugim “muktzeh” for Yom Kippur?

The five prohibitions of inuy on Yom Kippur are eating/drinking, bathing, anointing, sex, and wearing leather shoes. Would an object whose only use is for these prohibited pleasures be considered "...
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What is technically required for shalosh seudas?

To meet the minimum halachic requirements for the mitzvah of shalosh seudas on Shabbos or Yom Tov, must you have: (1) Bread? (I see discussion of lechem mishneh here. Must a k'zayis be eaten by each ...
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Why does Yom Tov end, rather than suspend, sh'loshim?

If Yom Tov falls during the 30-day period of mourning (sh'loshim), the sh'loshim is terminated. This morning when the minyan got to the mourners' kaddish I noticed the pained expression on the face ...
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How much volume and singing should the chazzan use during holiday Birkat Kohanim?

In the various Ashkenazic services outside Israel that I have attended, where Birkat Kohanim is only performed on holidays, and with holiday-level pomp and circumstance, I have seen various types of ...