Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mitzvah #81 - Refrain from work on Shavuoth

It's a Mitzva to not do Melacha (certain types of work) on Shavuoth.

Work involving food preparation is allowed, within certain parameters.

Lighting fires from an existing flame as well as carrying without an Eruv is allowed.

Outside Israel this applies to both days of Shavuoth, by Rabbinic decree.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "This day shall be called Holy" (Vayikra 23:24)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 28

- Danny
Tuesday, 11 Shvat 5770

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