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  • #596309

    Are you allowed to shop on ch”h or is it just a minhag not to? And sfiras haomer?

    #759268

    hello99
    Member

    Chol HaMoed: assur, except under certain circumstances. Sefira: minhag, and not very reliable one at that.

    #759269

    rabbiofberlin
    Participant

    You cannot shop on the days of ‘sfiras ha-omer’??? never heard that one before.

    #759270

    spiral
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    Chol Hamoed is like Yom Tov as far as shopping goes. Food that you need for Yom Tov is allowed. I once took my children to Manhattan on Chol Hamoed and they wanted to buy some little things that we don’t see in our neighborhood. My husband didn’t think I can buy them, so I called a Rav. He told me that it’s forbidden.

    Sefiras Haomer is not the nine days.

    #759271

    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    Define “Shop”

    It is assur to do “Sechora” (loosely translated as business) during Chol Hamoed, except for a Davar Ha’Avud.

    You can buy food you need for Yom Tov (you can actually do that on Yom Tov itself, with qualifications)

    Anything else, ask your Rov.

    #759272

    Be Happy
    Member

    In Bnei Berak and frum area of Yerushalayim all shops are closed. Groceries and Pharmacy open a few hours a day. during Chol Hamoed.

    All shopping clothes etc should be done before YomTov.

    #759273

    hello99
    Member

    rob: it’s a Chassideshe minhag, primarily based on the mis-assumption that Sefira is identical to the other no-music, no-haircut period of the 3 weeks.

    #759274

    mamashtakah
    Member

    Mischiefmaker, are you also asking a Rav, or are you relying on the opinions of anonymous posters who may or may not know what they are talking about?

    #759275

    HAKOL TOV
    Member

    on chol hamoed i think its forbidden!

    i never heard though that its assur to shop on sefiras haomer!

    #759276

    brotherofurs
    Participant

    you’re not allowed to shop for like clothes on chol hamoed but i think your allowed sefiras haomer

    #759277

    commonsense
    Participant

    spiral does that mean things like souvenirs? chol hamoed is a time many people go on trips and like to buy mementos of the trip.

    #759278

    um
    Member

    there is an inyian not to WEAR to clothing in sferah but shopping should be no prob.

    #759279

    deiyezooger
    Member

    I once heard that if something is on sale then you can buy it if it will not be on sale after yom tov, because its a ??? ?????

    #759280

    what about buying seforim?

    #759281

    deiyezooger
    Member

    If you need/want the seforim for Yom Tov then its a ???? ?????

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