Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Halocho #790 - What is Isru Chag?

The day after Pessach, Sukkoth and Shavuoth is called Isru-Chag.

That would be today (Tuesday) in Israel and Wednesday everywhere else.

Various reasons are given for Isru Chag after Pessach and Sukkoth.

On Isru Chag the custom is to eat a larger meal than usual. Nobody - not even a bride and groom on their wedding day, nor a Yahrzeit - may fast on Isru Chag.

One does not say Tachanun on Isru Chag. Some communities don't say למנצח (before Uvo L'Zion in Shacharit) on Isru Chag.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 22:8, 103:14, 146:2

- Danny, in Jerusalem
Tuesday, 23 Nissan 5771 - 8th day of the Omer

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