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Choleh b'chol gufo (choh-leh bih-chohl goo-foh) — lit., Sick throughout his body; systemic illness
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Chol HaMoed: Cutting Nails
Chol HaMoed: Cutting Nails
You may not cut your nails (fingernails or toenails) during chol...
Chol HaMoed: Shaving and Hair Cuts
Chol HaMoed: Exceptions for Shaving
It is best not to shave during chol ha’moed .  You MAY...
Chol HaMoed: Expert Work
Chol HaMoed: No Expert Work
You may not do “expert” or “professional” work...
Introduction to Chol HaMoed
Introduction to Chol HaMoed
The intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot (between the first and...
Tefilin: Chol HaMoed
Tefilin: Chol HaMoed: Blessing
If you wear tefilin on chol ha’moed (German and Lithuanian...
Tefilin: Chol HaMoed
Tefilin: Chol HaMoed: In Eretz Yisrael
If you move to Eretz Yisrael  (where no one wears tefilin...
Tefilin: Chol HaMoed
Tefilin: Chol HaMoed: Remove before Hallel
Remove tefilin before hallel on chol ha’moed....
Women: Chol HaMoed
Women: Cutting Nails on Chol HaMoed
For women and cutting nails on chol ha’moed , see Chol HaMoed:...
Chol HaMoed: Laundry
Laundry before Jewish Festivals
You should not do laundry on chol ha’moed. Reason Due...
Chol HaMoed: Shaving and Hair Cuts
Shaving/Hair Cuts and Jewish Festivals
You should not shave or cut your hair on chol ha’moed....
Passover: Chol HaMoed and Ending Day(s): Hallel
Shortened Hallel on Seventh Day of Passover
We omit parts of two of hallel’s psalms on chol ha'moed...
Passover: Chol HaMoed and Ending Day(s): Blessings for Matza Brei
Matza Brei Blessing
The blessing on matza brei is mezonot, as long as the pieces of...
Year of Mourning: Mourners Leading a Minyan
Mourners Leading a Minyan
The dead person benefits if his/her son or sons lead...
Amida Errors: Ya'aleh V'Yavo
Amida Errors: Ya'aleh V'Yavo
Situation You forgot to say  ya'aleh v'yavo...
Sukka: Building or Fixing
Building or Fixing a Sukka on Sukkot
A Jew may fix or build a sukka on chol ha’moed. A...
Chanuka: Candles: What You May Do While…
Chanuka: Candles: No Work While Candles Burning
Do not do any “work” while the Chanuka candles are...
Passover Eve: When To Stop Expert Work
Expert Work after Noon before Seder Night
You may not do any types of expert or professional work after halachic...
Introduction to Shabbat
Goal of Creation
Shabbat was the goal of Creation. Just as God completed the...
Introduction to Food Nullification: Utensils (Kashering)
Introduction to Food Nullification: Utensils (Kashering)
Food Nullification in Utensils: Torah-Law and Rabbinic Decree By...
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals/Chagim/Yom Tov
Jewish Festivals are listed in the Torah and are of two types: ...
Introduction to Yashan
Introduction to Yashan
Only yashan  grain should be used. Yashan means one of the...
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices: Sukkot: Outside Eretz Yisrael
Since two days of Jewish festival are observed outside of Eretz...
When To Say Kabbalat Shabbat
Kabbalat Shabbat and Jewish Festivals
Kabbalat Shabbat is mostly omitted when Shabbat falls on:...
Lulav: Storing
Lulav: Storing: Replacing into Water
You may put the myrtle and willow branches into water after using them...
Introduction: Shabbat: Muktza
Muktza by Hand
Muktza (“set aside” in one’s mind) is an item that...

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