Yom Tov - General

Cooking and Using Fire on Yom Tov - I recently read that you are allowed to use fire on Yom Tov, unlike Shabbat. Can you explain if this is the case and what it means? More »
Israeli in Diaspora, Second Day Yom Tov - I live in Israel but will be in America for Shavuot this year. Would I be able to use my computer on the second day of Yom Tov – which for me is a regular day? It will be in a private room not... visible from the outside. More »
Lechem Mishna - Double Loaves - Should one take two loaves (lechem mishna) before beginning a yom tov (festival) meal as is done on Shabbat? More »
Shiva Shortened by Yom Tov - My father passed away two days before Rosh Hashana, and we only sat in mourning for two days rather than the customary seven. I never did get the straight story why is that? Apparently it has something to do with the... More »
Two Days of Yom Tov - I live in England and want to know: Why do we celebrate one day of Yom Kippur, but two days of the other holidays? What's the difference? More »

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