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750. Enjoying Yom Tov
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103:2 How do we honor yom tov? Our Sages explain (Moed Katan 14b) that it’s a mitzvah for a person to get a haircut before yom tov in order to not enter the festival looking unpresentable. It’s also a mitzvah to bathe in hot water, to comb one’s hair and to cut one’s nails before […]
749. Honoring Yom Tov
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102:7 If yom tov falls on Thursday and Friday and a person realizes on Thursday that he did not make an eiruv tavshilin before yom tov began, he can make one that day. He says the bracha (according to some opinions – Mishnah Brurah 527:74), followed by, “If today is holy, then I don’t need […]
748. Neglecting to Make an Eiruv Tavshilin
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102:5 The eiruv must remain intact until one has prepared all of his needs for Shabbos. If the bread was lost or eaten, it doesn’t matter and one may still bake for Shabbos. If the cooked item was lost or eaten, one may still rely upon it so long as an olive-sized portion (k’zayis) still […]
747. Limits of an Eiruv Tavshilin
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102:3 The eiruv tavshilin is only effective to enable one to do what is needed for Shabbos on yom tov while there are still daylight hours remaining. This is because, if he had guests who had not eaten that day, they would be able to eat and enjoy yom tov with him during the day […]
746. Eiruv Tavshilin
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102:1 When yom tov falls on Friday, it is forbidden to bake or cook specifically for Shabbos unless one makes an “eiruv tavshilin” before yom tov. To do this, one takes a cooked or roasted food item that is suitable to eat with bread; he also takes some bread and he recites the bracha that […]
744. A Non-Jew Who Brought Food
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101:3 If a non-Jew brought fish or fruit on the first day of yom tov and there is reason to believe that they may have been caught or picked on that day, or brought from outside the Shabbos boundary (techum), then the fish or fruit may not be handled on that day but they are […]
742. A Kohein Who Has Killed a Person
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100:21 If a kohein killed a person deliberately, he may not duchen, even if he repented. (Some authorities disagree. If a kohein who killed deliberately and repented goes up to duchen, he is not told to go down – Bi’ur Halacha 128:35 s.v. afilu asah teshuva.) If he killed by accident and repented, he may […]
741. A Kohein Who Has Already Duchened
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100:19 If a kohein already blessed the people and he later went to another shul, he can go up and duchen there as well if he so desires. If he doesn’t want to, even though he heard them call out “kohanim,” he doesn’t have to go up since he has already done so once. (If […]