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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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A blessing on an incomplete Mishnah bread on Shabbat

Is it permissible to make a blessing on Shabbat on an incomplete loaf of bread? And in the event that it looks outwardly complete but is actually incomplete, is it allowed? For example, the Challah ...
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Vocalization of תצפה in נשמת כל-חי

In various siddurim I have seen the word תצפה—near the end of the Nishmat prayer of Shabbat and Yom Tov—vocalized as either תְצַפּה or תִצְפּה. Which is correct in this context? (Thanks to Joel K for ...
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Why is Psukei Dezimra in Yom Tov the same as Shabbat?

Why is Psukei Dezimra in Yom Tov the same as Shabbat? Why isn't there a difference in the Psalms (Nusach Sfard, Ashkenazi)? Some of the additional Psalms, in comparison to Yom Chol, include ...
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Wearing tefillin on second day Yom [duplicate]

One and a Half Days" There is a third possibility sometimes referred to as one and a half days. This doesn't mean to refrain from doing melacha for half of the day but rather to keep the ...
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How come Yom Tov Kiddush can postpone having food on Yom Tov, specifically on Pesach?

What source in the Torah forbids a person from eating any food before Kiddush, specifically on Pesach and Chol Ha'Moed Pesach?
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How Eiruv Tavshilin works and its origins [duplicate]

What is the origin of eruv tavshilin? And what is the methodology on how to apply it?
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On Yom Tov, if you didn't say Kiddush at night, what should you now say before lunch?

This question discusses the case of someone who missed saying Kiddush on Friday night. The answer says to say the nighttime Kiddush the next day; see there for details. I'm interested in the analogous ...
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Can you ride a bike on Yom Tov?

Are you allowed to ride a bike on Yom Tov (e.g. the first two and last two days of Pesach in the US)?
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Reducing a flame on Yom Tov

Accordion to Halacha, is it permissible for Jews to reduce the strength of a flame on Yom Tov? For example, if a Jew is cooking something on a gas stove, is it permitted for them to reduce the power ...
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May wine be substituted with grape juice for Yom tov

According to the Talmud in Masechet Pesachim, there is a mitzvah to drink wine on Yom Tov for Simchah Yom Tov. My question is, can grape juice substitute for wine on Yom Tov?
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Are guide animals Ochel nefesh on Yom Tov

According to Halacha, certain forms of Melacha are permissible on Yom Tov for needs of the holiday, notably cooking and carrying. My question is, if someone lives outside a kosher Eruv and they’re ...
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Are women obligated in kiddush on Yom tov

Women, despite being exempt from certain time bound positive commandments, are obligated to make kiddush on Shabbat. My question is, are women also obligated to make kiddush on Yom Tov or no? And ...
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Why does the Torah allow "tzorech ochel nefesh" on Yom Tov?

Are there any explanations as to why the Torah allows ochel nefesh on Yom Tov (in contrast with Shabbat)? It is indeed very practical, especially in chutz laaretz, on a two-day Yom Tov (or even on a ...
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Is ochel nefesh permissible when Yom Tov falls on Shabbat?

On Yom Tov, there are certain examples of melacha being permitted that would otherwise be prohibited, based on it being permissible for the holiday’s need. My question is, does the law permitting ...
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Electricity on Yom Tov [closed]

What’s the difference between Yom Tov and Shabbat with respect to electricity? Are they not mostly the same with regard to Halacha, and why do they allow it on Yom Tov, and not Shabbat; same rules ...
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Lenient opinions on handling pets on Shabbat (or Yom Tov)

I would like to know any traditional sources/responsa that provide lenient opinions on handling pets; touching them, petting them, moving them. I am not asking for personal psak, FYI, and nobody ...
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Yom tov and non-Jews

How was Avraham Avinu able to cook for the melachim if he thought they were Arabs and you’re not allowed to cook for non-Jews on yom tov?
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Aloe Vera on Shabbat and Yom Tov

Is one who is burnt allowed to put aloe Vera on the burnt area on Shabbat or Yom Tov? Medicine is generally prohibited on Shabbos (pikuach nefesh is ALWAYS an exception), but even outside pikuach ...
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Sh’mini atzeret Halacha

Do all the Halachic implications of Yom Tov apply to Sh’mini atzeret (in Eretz Yisrael), or is it considered like Chol Hamoed or some other category?
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Tosefes yom tov: What's the maximum amount of time which can be added onto the end of Yom Tov?

The concept of tosefet Yom Tov lets us voluntarily extend the duration of Yom Tov past the time when it would normally end. What's the maximum amount of time which can be added onto the end of Yom Tov?...
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Two festival days in diaspora [duplicate]

Is having to observe two festival days in the diaspora a minhag or takkanah? Is it still binding today?
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Eating garlic on Shabbat Yom Tov Evening

There is a Minhag (custom) of eating garlic on Shabbat evening. Is this minhag also valid on Shabbat Yom Tov?
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Birkat Habanim (Blessing of the sons) on Shabbat Yom Tov, Shabbat Rosh Hashana and Shabbat Yom Kippur

Those who bless their sons in Birkat Habanim, every Sabbath evening when returning from synagogue. Should the father bless his sons on Shabbat on that falls on Yom Tov falls? and how will he behave ...
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Eating Apples and saying Chakal Tapuhin in Shabbat Yom Tov or Rosh Hashana

There is a custom to eat apples on Shabbat, as well as saying (Hakal Tapuchin) "apple field Kaddishin". On Shabbat that falls on Yom Tov, as well as on Shabbat that falls on Rosh Hashanah, ...
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Fireworks on Yom Tov

Happy coming New Year all! I recently pondered whether igniting fireworks using an existing flame on yom tov would be permissible given that fireworks are “universally appreciated.” Given that I’ve ...
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What is the current accepted view about visiting one's teacher during the festivals?

Rambam codifies in Hilchos Talmud Torah 5(7) the mitzvah of visiting one's teacher on the festivals. The Sefaria edition says that the Nodah Biyehudah, Orach Chayim, Vol. II, Responsum 94, notes that ...
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Can one recite Kiddush and Havdalah by day on the same cup if he forgot Havdalah by night?

When Yom Tov falls out on Motzaei Shabbos, one recites Kiddush and Havdalah on the same cup of wine at night. If one said Kiddush but forgot until morning to say Havdalah, how should he proceed? Can ...
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Forgetting to say Shabbat additions in a Yom Tov Amidah - how to make up?

If someone forgot to add in the Shabbat additions to a Yom Tov davening, do they have to make it up by repeating? If so, and if they did so at Shacharit and only remembered after Chatzot (midday), how ...
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Shabbat vs. Other days, Singular vs. Plural

Why, in middle blessing of the amida for Shabbat is the blessing's conclusion in the singular (mekadesh hashabbat) while for holidays and Rosh Chodesh, the wording is in the plural (z'manim and roshei ...
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שים / תן חלקנו בתורתך

I've noticed that on Yom Tov, sefardi (edot mizrach) machzorim say תן but on Shabbat in siddurim, they say שים in the bracha of Yom Tov/Shabbat respectively (which are parallel). Am I just not widely ...
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Why is a 3 day Yom Tov permissible, but Shabbos and Yom Kippur cannot be on adjacent days?

If Rosh Hashana were to fall on Wednesday or Friday, then that would result in Yom Kippur being on Friday or Sunday. The calendar was designed to avoid this happening since the sages deemed having ...
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How does the view that Chutzniks must have 2 days Yom Tov for spiritual reasons fit with the reason given in the Gemoro in Beitzah?

The related question refers to the view that those outside Israel need a second day Yom Tov in order to achieve the spiritual status that those in Israel can achieve in one day It is expressed here ...
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Source that 2nd day Yom Tov is spiritually needed for those outside Israel

I heard a view that those outside Israel need a second day Yom Tov in order to achieve the spiritual status that those in Israel can achieve in one day. I would like to see the source of this ...
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Gun Red Dot on Shabbos

If one receives permission from their LOR to carry a gun on shabbos/yom tov for self defense, can the gun be equipped with a red-dot sight? The sight has a feature where the light is turned off after ...
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Is it permissible to open a box of matzos on Shabbos or Yom Tov if necessary for the first night of Pesach? [duplicate]

My Yehuda Matzos box here says “Box should be opened before Shabbos and Yom Tov.” What if it is the first night of Pesach, and also Shabbos or Yom Tov, and an unopened box is the only one you have? ...
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How can we ask in the מוסף of יום טוב שני של גליות the words ״את מוסף יום פלוני הזה״?

We know that biblically, yom tov is always one day at a time, but outside of Israel it’s two days Rabbinically. Now my question is: how can we ask on the last day of yom tov: ״את מוסף יום פלוני הזה ...
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Yom Tov Birkat Hacohanhim -- where find the text about dreams?

In many mahzorim, during the yom tov birkat hakohanim, there is a paragraph related to dreams. (In English: I have dreamed a dream but I no not what it means... heal it like the dreams of ______) I am ...
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Is it possible to have non-Jews who are converting (or non-Jewish relatives) over for Yom Tov?

There is a very clear halacha that one is not allowed to invite non-Jews on Yom Tov specifically. See SA OH 514, Yalkut Yosef 512. The only solution presented in the halacha is if they turn up ...
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Looking for a Sefer on Chagim/ Yom Tov

I enjoy learning Rav Soloveitchik's Hararei Kedem and Rav Zevin's Ha’moadim Be’halachah to prepare for Yom Tov. Does anyone have any other recommendations for sefarim similar to these? Specifically, ...
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Tankless Water Heater

Does the installation of a several gallon holding tank attached to a "Tankless Water Heater" resolve the problem of using the Tankless water heater on Yom Tov? Since the call for hot water ...
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לישב בסוכה the second night if you've been in the sukkah continuously

Let's say you were in the sukkah on the first day of Sukkos, outside Israel, and said לישב בסוכה. You have not interrupted your stay in the sukkah. Now it's the second night. Do you say the bracha ...
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Why on Yom Tov does the brocho in Amida change to "בְּךָ"?

Hi gut moed / moadim lesimcha everyone! Does anyone know / have a source for why on Yom Tov at the end of the brocho in shemonei esrei we say: וְיִשמְחוּ בְּךָ יִשרָאֵל And yet on Shabbos we say: ...
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Recurring numbers by certain yomim tovim?

Does anyone know of any sources that talk about how each yom tov seems to have a special number attached? A number that seems to crop up several times? For example: Rosh Hashana - 3 3 sets of 3 shofar ...
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Bein Hashmashot between Yom Tov rishon and Yom tov sheni

What are the three things forbidden during bein hashmashot between Yom Tov rishon and Yom tov sheni? Thanks
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Tefillin on Yom Tov - P'shat and source for quote by Mishna Berura

The Mishna Berura 31:3 explains why we do not wear Tefillin on Y"T as follows; ויו"ט ג"כ מיקרי אות דבפסח מצרים כתיב אות והוקשו כל מועדי ה' בפ' אמור The Rishonim all give different ...
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Asking for melacha on second day Y"T vs. during early Shabbos

If one makes an early shabbos, one may ask a Jew who has not yet accepted shabbos to do melacha for him (based on this answer and its sources). I would assume that, all the moreso, one could benefit ...
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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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