DailyHalacha.com for Mobile Devices Now Available

Select Halacha by date:

Or by subject:

Or by keyword:
Search titles and keywords only
Search All    

Weekly Perasha Insights
Shabbat Morning Derasha on the Parasha
Register To Receive The Daily Halacha By Email / Unsubscribe
Daily Parasha Insights via Live Teleconference
Syrian Sephardic Wedding Guide
Download Special Tefilot
A Glossary Of Terms Frequently Referred To In The Daily Halachot
About The Sources Frequently Quoted In The Halachot
About Rabbi Eli Mansour
Purchase Passover Haggadah with In Depth Insights by Rabbi Eli Mansour and Rabbi David Sutton
About DailyHalacha.Com
Contact us
Useful Links
Refund/Privacy Policy
Back to Home Page

Halacha is In Memory Of
 Iona ben Zeev

Dedicated By
His Son Tzvi

Click Here to Sponsor Daily Halacha
(File size: 6.07 MB)
Preparing for Shabuot When it Begins on Mosa’eh Shabbat

When Shabuot begins on Mosa’eh Shabbat, one must ensure not to make preparations on Shabbat for Yom Tob. Since it is forbidden to prepare on Shabbat for after Shabbat, one may not make preparations on Shabbat for the Yom Tob which begins after Shabbat.

For example, one may not set the table for Yom Tob on Shabbat. A woman should wait until Shabbat ends and then recite the Beracha "Ha’mabdil Ben Kodesh Le’kodesh," at which point she lights the Yom Tob candles and may then set the table and make other preparations for Yom Tob.

Likewise, Torah scrolls should not be prepared on Shabbat for Yom Tob. If a Sefer Torah needs to be rolled to the place from where the Torah is read on Shabuot, this should not be done until Mosa’eh Shabbat.

There are, however, a number of exceptions to this rule. Hacham Ovadia Yosef ruled that a person may take a nap on Shabbat so that he will be able to remain awake throughout the night of Shabuot, as long as he does not verbalize that he is going to sleep for this purpose. Since sleep is providing enjoyment on Shabbat itself, it is permissible.

Another example is putting on a special suit on Shabbat afternoon in honor of the Yom Tob. Even though the person’s intention is put on the suit especially for Yom Tob, this is permissible, since wearing the suit also gives honor to Shabbat. One may also immerse in a Mikveh on Shabbat afternoon in honor of the Yom Tob which begins after Shabbat.

It is permissible to remove food from the freezer on Shabbat so it will defrost in time for the Yom Tob meal that night.

One may not ask a non-Jew to perform on Shabbat any act of preparation which is forbidden for a Jew.

Before Shabbat, one must ensure to light a flame that will continue burning throughout Shabuot, in case fire is needed at some point during Yom Tob. One is allowed to light a candle from an existing flame on Yom Tob, but not to kindle a new flame, and therefore one should light before Shabbat a candle that will last through Shabuot so that he is able to light fire when needed. Additionally, one must ensure to prepare before Shabbat enough Halot for Shabbat and Shabuot. Loaves are needed for the three Shabbat meals, and for two meals on each of the two days of Shabuot – a total of seven meals, or fourteen Halot.

Summary: As a general rule, when Yom Tob begins on Mosa’eh Shabbat, it is forbidden on Shabbat to make preparations for Yom Tob, or to ask a non-Jew to make preparations. However, one may take a nap on Shabbat to prepare for remaining awake throughout the night of Shabuot, as long as he does not say that this is his reason for napping. One may put on special clothes for Shabuot on Shabbat afternoon, and immerse in the Mikveh, and one may take out of the freezer on Shabbat food that is needed for Shabbat.


Recent Daily Halachot...
Must One Eat Bread at Seudah Shlishit?
Must the Halla be on the Table During Kiddush?
Adding Aliyot on Shabbat
The Requirement to Eat Bread at Se’uda Shelishit
Until When Can One Recite “Asher Natan Shabbatot Li’mnuha” in Lieu of “Reseh” in Birkat Ha’mazon?
Shabbat – Practicing Penmanship in the Air; Observing a Mechanic
Having Children Perform Melacha on Shabbat; Halachot of Children During the Nine Days and Hol Ha’mo’ed
Leniencies That Apply During Ben Ha’shemashot at the Beginning and End of Shabbat
Separating Pages in a Book That are Attached
Annulling Vows on Shabbat
Shabbat – Tightening or Attaching Hoods; Using Glue; Balloons and Inflatable Mattresses; Collecting Scattered Fruit
The Prohibition of Kotzer on Shabbat
Writing on Shabbat – Fingerprints, Photographs, Writing on Windows or in the Air, Pens With Temporary Ink
Shabbat – Cutting a Cake with Letters; Putting Letters Together in Scrabble
Dancing on Shabbat; Court Cases, Weddings and Pidyon Ha’ben on Shabbat
Page of 227
3393 Halachot found