Sunday, April 12, 2009

Laundry on Chol haMoed


One may not do laundry on Chol haMoed (the intermediate days of holidays). This law is intended to encourage people to do laundry before the holiday, so that they will enter the holiday with a clean home and with clean clothes.

There are exceptions to this rule. The major exception is for clothing which will not last 8 days, so that laundering everything right before Yom Tov will not help. Example: Cloth diapers, or other baby clothing which gets dirty with similar frequency. One must still launder as much as possible before the holiday, but in the event of need one may launder it during the Intermediate Days, too.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 534:1; Mishneh Berurah 534:7)

Have a great Moed,

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