Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Remember to make an eruv tavshilin

Just received by email:
Remember to make an Eruv Tavshilin before Yom Tov to be able to cook on Friday Yom Tov for Shabbat. Please spread the word among those who may not see this email.
Here is how you do it:
Cooking on Yom Tov is permitted for the needs of the day itself; however, when Shabbat starts right after Yom Tov, the rabbis permitted cooking on Yom Tov for Shabbat provided that preparations for Shabbat are begun before the holiday. This is accomplished through an eruv tavshilin – before Yom Tov starts, take a piece of bread or matzah and a cooked food (typically a hard-boiled egg), hold them, and recite the following:


Israeli said...

Doesn't apply here in ISRAEL, where we observe all the holidays for only one day, except Yom Kippur, which has two days because it is the most holy and important.

Here in ISRAEL, only Thursday was Rosh Hashana (see the Baal Hamaor in Beitza), so we could cook on FRIDAY for Shabbat, even without an Eiruv Tavshilin. Even the busses were running.

Next week, Yom Kippur will be SATURDAY and SUNDAY, but this isn't right before Shabbat, so eiruv tavshilin doesn't apply.

joshwaxman said...

despite any baal hamaor in beitza, in israel people generally keep two days.

but two days yom kippur?!

Anonymous said...

Yes, thanks for the reminder, and remember to make Eruv Tavshilin for Diaspora Jews 2 more times during Sukkos.

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

"Israeli" is joking and i think i know who it is...


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