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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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The Art Scroll siddur translates this as Our Father, Our King, begin for us the days approaching us for peace This includes all the days that follow, no matter what they are (including Yom Tov) …
answered Oct 23 '16 by sabbahillel
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The situation is that the rheostat must be a continuous setting situation (analogous to a gas stove with the flame already on). If the dial causes the switch to click from one setting to another, then …
answered Sep 27 '17 by sabbahillel
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While there is a three way machlokes about rolling the sefer torah because of Hachana, Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach rules that he can do so if he is practicing the leining at the time that he rolls it. …
answered Apr 27 '16 by sabbahillel
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The example normally given is an electric stove top which is already on before Yom Tov, can the stove top be changed in the same way that gas can be changed? The answer to that is that if the switch i …
answered Oct 12 '14 by sabbahillel
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UPDATE I removed the reference to the haftarah as it is not analogous to the megillah. However that discussion is found at Reading the Haftorah From Printed Materials However, I have found references …
answered Mar 23 '16 by sabbahillel
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This is a matter of idiom. "Yom Tov" while literally meaning "Good Day" is the idiom for a day that is "good" because of the spiritual level of that day. Thus, when spoken as a single phrase, the tran …
answered May 30 '14 by sabbahillel
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Does chabad eat gebrochts? I point out that because this is a rabbinic prohibition and a minhag of stringency, the last day of Pesach is used to show that it is not a full prohibition of Chametz. Ther …
answered Apr 28 '16 by sabbahillel
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This actually can be answered by logic. On Yom Tov one is allowed to light a candle from an existing flame. As a result, one would light the candle at home upon returning there. Since one would do thi …
answered Oct 16 '15 by sabbahillel
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Electronic cigarette An electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a battery-powered device which simulates tobacco smoki …
answered Jun 3 '14 by sabbahillel
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The Art Scroll 51b2 and 52a1 explains that this is in a case in which the second day of Yom Tov was still a local custom. That is, it depended on where the messengers reached to determine which commun …
answered Oct 1 '15 by sabbahillel