Monday, March 31, 2008

Halocho #83 - Can one sew on Yom Tov?

All 39 categories of "creative work" that are forbidden to do on Shabbos are also forbidden on Yom Tov, with some notable exceptions: - In order to prepare food for Yom Tov one may knead, cook, bake and shecht (ritually slaughter). - One may carry outside - even without an Eruv - on Yom Tov, as long as it's for some purpose, even if it's not food-related. - One may light a flame from an existing flame on Yom Tov if it's for some useful purpose, even if it's not food-related. However, one may not light a Yahrzeit candle on YomTov. - One may grind those spices on Yom Tov that would lose their flavor if ground before Yom Tov. - One may sew up stuffed chicken on Yom Tov, but the needle needs to be threaded before Yom Tov. Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 98:1, 3, 15 ==================================================== Invite your friends to join Halocho a Day - here's a link to the invite page: ==================================================== - Danny

1 comment:

  1. Somebody asked me:

    One thing though ....Yizkor is said on 2nd day Yom Tov & we've always had the minhag of lighting the Yartzeit candles for our parents (OBM) after the second night licht benching ? I'm a bit confused.

    I responded:

    The Kitzur clearly forbids it:
    ונר יום זכרון אין להדליק ביום טוב.

    The Kitzur would expect you to always light a "2 day" Yahrzeit candle to get around this problem.

    However the Chofetz Chaim in his Biyur Halocho (siman 514:5, Ner. Mishna Brura Vol 5 pg 266) brings various Poskim that allow it - especially if it's lit in the room you eat and it adds light.

    So we now have a source for those who allow it.

    If that's your family Minhag then you have no reason to change it.

    - Danny