Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mitzvah #110 - Refrain from work on the last day of Sukkoth

It's a Mitzva to not do Melacha (certain types of work) on Shemini Atzeret - the last 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 two last days of Sukkoth (Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah), by Rabbinic decree.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Verse: "The eighth day shall be a day of gathering... called Holy" (Vayikra 23:37)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 37

- Danny
Tuesday, 23 Adar 5770

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