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1,086. Various Other Labors on Chol Hamoed
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Shvisas Yom Tov 8:14 A barrel may be sealed with tar to keep the wine from spoiling; the same is true of a jug since doing so is not strenuous. The mouth of a beer barrel may be sealed so that it doesn’t spoil. Figs may be covered with straw so that they don’t get […]
1,085. Construction Labors on Chol Hamoed
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Shvisas Yom Tov 8:12 When it comes to leveling the ground, if one’s intention is to make a place to store a mound of grain or to thresh, it is permitted. If his intention is to till the soil, it is prohibited. Similarly, if one gathers wood because he needs it, it is permitted, but […]
1,084. Fertilizing a Field on Chol HaMoed
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Shvisas Yom Tov 8:10 On chol hamoed, one may not remove worms from trees, put refuse on saplings (to drive away insects) or prune trees, though we may oil both trees and their fruit (to enhance ripening). We may dig flax because it can be used to cover produce on chol hamoed. Hops can be […]
1,083. Graves on Chol HaMoed
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Shvisas Yom Tov 8:8 A grave may not be dug on chol hamoed, nor a mausoleum constructed, in order to have them ready in case someone dies. If a grave was already dug, it may be adjusted on chol hamoed, such as increasing or decreasing its size to be ready for its intended occupant. Shvisas […]
1,082. Home Repairs on Chol HaMoed
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Shvisas Yom Tov 8:6 If a garden wall falls on chol hamoed, one may build it in an amateur fashion, such as by erecting a partition out of reeds, bullrushes, etc. Similarly, if one installs a guardrail on his roof on chol hamoed, he must do so in an amateur fashion. On the other hand, […]