Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mitzvah #78 - Refrain from work on last day of Pessach

It's a Mitzva to not do Melacha (certain types of work) on the last 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 7th and 8th days of Pessach, by Rabbinic decree.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: 'The 7th day shall be Holy" (Vayikra 23:8)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 27

Shabbat Shalom
- Danny

Thursday, 6 Shvat 5770

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