Thursday, May 6, 2010

Another view on the status of a Chutznik in Israel


We have explained that Rav Yosef Karo ruled that a non-Israeli visiting Israel on Yom Tov should observe the stringencies of his normal place of residence and keep two days of Yom Tov.

Rav Tzvi Hirsch Ashkenazi, the Chacham Tzvi, disagreed, pointing out that such stringencies are also, automatically, leniencies. One violates "Bal Tosif," the prohibition against adding to the mitzvot, by observing Yom Tov practices for an extra day.

(Chacham Tzvi 167)

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