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Why is there no havdallah when going from Yom Tov into Shabbat?

The source is the last Mishna in the first chapter of Chullin. Rav Ovadiah of Bartenura explains that indeed we only have a Havdala ceremony when moving from a higher holiness to a lower holiness, and ...
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Why is the day after yom tov referred to as isru chag?

It's based on the Gemara Sukkah top of 45b: א"ר ירמיה משום ר"ש בן יוחי ור' יוחנן משום ר"ש המחוזי משום ר' יוחנן המכותי כל העושה איסור לחג באכילה ושתיה מעלה עליו הכתוב כאילו בנה מזבח והקריב עליו קרבן ...
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Why did people not go to Shul at Yom Tov by night?

The same people that went to shul at night on Shabbos went at night on Yom Tov. There are various reasons why there was no takana to say birchas me'ein sheva on Yom Tov. According to the Tur/Shulchan ...
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Can you do late havdalah after yom tov

Maharshal (to OC 299:6) rules that Havdala after Yom Tov has no late option and must be said that night. Rabbi Akiva Eiger (ibid.) quotes opinions who rule similarly, but he disagrees and rules that ...
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How do hotels set up for the 2nd Seder?

The Maharsham (Daas Torah 444:1) and others (based on the Pri Megadim) allow instructing a gentile to perform hachanah and others allow doing so if necessary for a mitzvah, which would presumably ...
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Can Pesach Mitzvot be performed before sunset?

You cannot begin to recite Kiddush, drink 4 cups and eat matsa and maror before the night (exit of the stars, later than sunset). The time the Jews left Egypt was at night. And the korban Pesach and ...
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Why do we still stand at Vayevarech Dovid on a Shabbos and/or Yom Tov?

While the Arizal does indeed say that A) one should stand for Vayivarech David, and B) that one should give tzedakah standing during Vayivarech David, these customs are not dependent on one another. ...
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How to have an easier time with Yom Tov?

B"H, I have solved my problem. I will post my experience here in case it could help anyone else. It turns out that what was making Yom Tov impossible for me was the fact that I lived alone and spent ...
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Can something be muktzeh to one person but not another?

Mishnah Berurah 308:170 quotes Taz Orach Chaim 308:25 that small scraps of clothing are not muktzeh for a pauper, but are for a rich person (unless he lives in the pauper’s household).
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Steipler keeping 2 days yomtov in Bnei Brak

This is indeed in Orchos Rabbeinu. It can be found in Volume II p. 136 of the 2014 edition. Here is an image of it:
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Melave d'Malka on Motze Yom Tov

It seems to be a dispute in the poskim. The position that one is obligated: The Chazon Ish (quoted in Orchos Rabbeinu v.2 p.110, and in טעמא דקרא, הנהגות החזו״א אות י״ח) was mapkid to eat melaveh ...
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Is there a source for owning property in Israel means keeping 1 day yom tov

R Eliezer Melamed (Peninei Halacha Moadim 9:8) writes indeed If one buys an apartment in Eretz Yisrael and lives there during his visits, he is considered a resident of Eretz Yisrael while there. R ...
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Why allowed on Yom Tov?

The principle here is termed by the Gemara (Beitzah 12a, Kesubos 7a) as מתוך שהותרה לצורץ הותרה נמי שלא לצורך - since it was permitted for the purpose [of food preparation] it is also permitted ...
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Gas Pilot on Yom Tov

Google is your friend! The COR, Chabad, the OU, and the Star-K say you can light a burner from a pilot light on yom tov.
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Would an Israeli staying in Diaspora need to make Eruv Tavshilin?

An Israeli abroad when Friday is 2nd day of yom tov does not need to prepare an eruv tavshilin (even if he remains forbidden to perform melachot). There is no issue of marit ayin. Someone who sees him ...
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Does the halacha require that even someone who does not like meat and wine must consume them on Yom Tov?

(adapted from R' Josh Flug's YUTorah article "The Mitzvah of Simchat Yom Tov") The Beit Yosef (Orach Chaim 529:5) questions the Rambam's assertion that one must eat meat on Yom Tov (still ...
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May one use a measuring device on Yom Tov?

Measuring precisely is forbidden on Yom Tov because it resembles mundane acts (uvdin d'chol). However some permit using measuring instruments (e.g., baking cups) if one uses them for approximate ...
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Eating fish on Yom Tov?

See Aruch Hashulchan 529:4 that one should have fish and meat on Yom Tov: ולקבוע כל סעודה על דגים ובשר, Mateh Ephraim 625:65/67 says similarly that one should have fish, meat, and wine: עתה נחזור ...
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Can someone help translate this Trumas HaDeshen?

"However, I have seen many times that some of the people who gather together to discuss these things don't enjoy the long talks about it, they are just doing it to please their friends who are ...
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לישב בסוכה the second night if you've been in the sukkah continuously

Kovetz halachos (Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky) says like you that 2nd day night you make a new bracha because by sfaika diyoma we look at it as if yesterday wasn't yom tov. Ive seen the ashrei ish that ...
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Fireworks on Yom Tov

Before answering, I would like to remind all askers and readers that for practical matters, all questions should be directed to a competent Rabbi. That being said, let me quote the חיי אדם סי׳ קנג: ...
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Yom tov and non-Jews

The Mizrachi on that Rashi says it was on the 17th of Nissan: א"נ מה שפי' גבי כעת חיה פסח היה הוא בעד י"ז בניסן שהוא בפסח ומה שאמר ובפסח הבא נולד יצחק הוא בט"ו The Maharal says that ...
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Melachas on Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, there is a special rule concerning meal preparation. But apart from this all is identical to Shabbat. Megila mishna 1, 5: אֵין בֵּין שַׁבָּת לְיוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים אֶלָּא שֶׁזֶּה ...
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Melacha for people observing Yom Tov Sheni in Israel

Rav Moshe Feinstein (OC 3:73) writes that there is a machlokes in the Shaarei Teshuva (496:3) about thi, but writes that the halacha follows the authorities who prohibit asking others to perform ...
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Do German Ashkenazim sit or stand during kiddush?

They sit during all kiddushim. Source: Personal experience from countless families, including Rav Shlomo Breslauer of Beis Tefilla, Monsey, NY. Beis Tefilla is the large Jeckische (German Ashkenazi) ...
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Apparent contradiction in Biur Hagra concerning fasting on Isru Chag

Rav Sholom Shvadron, in the footnotes to his grandfather's sefer דעת תורה סוף סי' תכ"ט, points out this contradiction. He answers, that in תכ"ט the Gr"a is writing the opinion of the רמ"א, or his own ...
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Must one have a different suits for Yom Tov and Shabbos?

The S"A 529/1 writes that one should have better clothing for Yom Tov than Shabbos. ובגדי יו"ט יהיו יותר טובים משל שבת The Mishneh Berurah 529/12 writes that this obligation is only if one can ...
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Fruit carving on Shabbat?

Shemiras Shabbos Kehilchoso 11 (12) says one should not use a special utensil to cut a melon in a special shape, like a triangle. (Nor any other utensil to cut potatoes). He quotes the Mishnah Beruro ...
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Taking fire from Yahrtzeit candle to light Yom Tov candles

The Mishnah Berurah 154:56 writes that one should not use a ner from the bais kenesses to light a tobacco pipe, but one may use a yartzeit candle to do so. The Piskei Teshuvos 514 brings this source ...
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