April 13, 2011 at 6:08 am #596309
Are you allowed to shop on ch”h or is it just a minhag not to? And sfiras haomer?
April 13, 2011 at 7:45 am #759268
Chol HaMoed: assur, except under certain circumstances. Sefira: minhag, and not very reliable one at that.
April 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm #759269
You cannot shop on the days of ‘sfiras ha-omer’??? never heard that one before.
April 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm #759270
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.
April 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm #759271
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.
April 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm #759272
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.
April 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm #759273
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.
April 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm #759274
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?
April 13, 2011 at 8:57 pm #759275
on chol hamoed i think its forbidden!
i never heard though that its assur to shop on sefiras haomer!
April 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm #759276
you’re not allowed to shop for like clothes on chol hamoed but i think your allowed sefiras haomer
April 14, 2011 at 4:41 am #759277
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.
April 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm #759278
there is an inyian not to WEAR to clothing in sferah but shopping should be no prob.
April 14, 2011 at 11:35 pm #759279
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 ??? ?????
April 15, 2011 at 1:59 am #759280
what about buying seforim?
April 15, 2011 at 4:07 am #759281
If you need/want the seforim for Yom Tov then its a ???? ?????
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