Monday, February 1, 2010

Mitzvah #85 - Refrain from work on Rosh Hashanah

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

Work involving food preparation is allowed, within certain parameters.

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

By Rabbinic decree this applies to both day of Rosh Hashanah, worldwide.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "On the first of the seventh month shall be a rest day" (Vayikra 23:24)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 29

- Danny
Monday, 17 Shvat 5770

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