Sunday, May 9, 2010

Yom Tov Sheni for a single in Israel


Does a single adult who is visiting Israel keep one day of Yom Tov, or two?

Some argue (Lekach Tov 1:4, Chayyim Shaal 1:55) that such a person keeps only one day, because of the possibility that the single will meet someone, marry and settle there, or because a self-sufficient single isn't considered to have a set home beyond his present location. [According to this, a single who depends on parents for support would follow their practice.]

Others disagree, contending that we don't distinguish between singles and others. (Yaavetz 168, Maharam Schick 249)

Have a great day,

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