Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mitzvah #72 - Refrain from work on first day Pessach

It's a Mitzva to not do Melacha (certain types of work) on the first day of Passover.

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 the first 2 days of Pessach, by Rabbinic decree.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "The first day shall be a sacred Holiday" (Vayikra 23:7)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 25

- Danny
Wednesday, 27 Tevet 5770

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