Monday, May 3, 2010

Differences for Yom Tov Sheni


We have explained that the existence of an extra day of Yom Tov outside of Israel is an artifact of calendar uncertainty.

Despite this odd origin, as a matter of law we take the second day very seriously. All of the prohibitions of the first day apply, except insofar as needed to tend to someone who is ill, or to take care of a deceased person. In these latter two areas we are more lenient; for specifics, please ask your local rabbi.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 496:1-2)

Have a great day,

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