Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mitzvah #101 - Refrain from work on first day of Sukkoth

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

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 second day of Sukkoth as well, by Rabbinic decree.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "The first day shall be called Holy" (Vayikra 24:34)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 34
- Danny
Tuesday, 9 Adar 5770

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