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1,028. Baking on Yom Tov
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Shvisas Yom Tov 3:10 One may not bake in a new earthenware oven on yom tov out of concern that the oven may crack and the bread become ruined, which would mar one’s enjoyment of the holiday. One may not rake the coals of an oven but one may press them down. If the oven […]
1,027. Kneading Dough on Yom Tov
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Shvisas Yom Tov 3:8 One is permitted to knead a large dough on yom tov. If one kneaded dough on the day before yom tov, he may not separate challah* from it on yom tov; if he kneaded it on yom tov, he may separate challah and give it to a kohein. If the dough […]
1,026. Skinning an Animal on Yom Tov
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Shvisas Yom Tov 3:6 When skinning an animal on yom tov, one may not do so by making a hole in the animal’s foot and removing all the meat through this hole in order to leave the hide intact and untorn. The reason this is prohibited is because in entails a great deal of work […]
1,025. Salting a Hide on Yom Tov
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Shvisas Yom Tov 3:4 When one skins an animal hide on yom tov, he may not salt it because salting is one of the activities involved in the tanning process. To salt the hide would be to perform an act labor that is not necessary in the preparation of food. One is permitted, however, to […]
1,024. Slaughtering Wild Animals on Yom Tov
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Shvisas Yom Tov 3:2 If a person slaughtered a wild animal or a bird before yom tov the blood may not be covered on yom tov. If one slaughtered both a domesticated animal and a wild animal or a bird on yom tov and the blood got mixed, he may not cover it until after […]
1,023. Soil and Ash on Yom Tov
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Shvisas Yom Tov 2:18 If one brings soil into his domain on the day before yom tov, it is considered prepared for use so long as he designates a corner of his courtyard as its place. The soil may then be handled and used for any purpose. Similarly, ash that was burned on the day […]
The Fast of Behab
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There exists a somewhat intriguing and lesser-known custom to fast on three separate days following Pesach and Sukkot. The fast is observed on a Monday, Thursday, and again on a Monday. It is called the “Behab” fast, its name being taken from combining the letters bet, hey, and bet, which refer to Monday, Thursday, and […]
R. Herzog on How to Guard Tirat Tzvi on Shabbat (2 Iyar)
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שו”ת היכל יצחק או”ח כ”ז 2 Iyar 5712 (1952) Tirat Tzvi needed to guard its fields, including on Shabbat. One option was to have mounted guards, who could cover more ground and have fewer people disregarding Shabbat, or to have more people on foot (which, the questioners assumed, would involve fewer prohibitions per person)? Which […]