April 13, 2011 6:08 am at 6:08 am #596309mischiefmakerMember
Are you allowed to shop on ch”h or is it just a minhag not to? And sfiras haomer?April 13, 2011 7:45 am at 7:45 am #759268hello99Participant
Chol HaMoed: assur, except under certain circumstances. Sefira: minhag, and not very reliable one at that.April 13, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm #759269rabbiofberlinParticipant
You cannot shop on the days of ‘sfiras ha-omer’??? never heard that one before.April 13, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #759270spiralParticipant
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 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm #759271gavra_at_workParticipant
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 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm #759272Be HappyParticipant
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 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm #759273hello99Participant
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 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm #759274mamashtakahMember
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 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm #759275HAKOL TOVMember
on chol hamoed i think its forbidden!
i never heard though that its assur to shop on sefiras haomer!April 13, 2011 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #759276brotherofursParticipant
you’re not allowed to shop for like clothes on chol hamoed but i think your allowed sefiras haomerApril 14, 2011 4:41 am at 4:41 am #759277commonsenseParticipant
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 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #759278umMember
there is an inyian not to WEAR to clothing in sferah but shopping should be no prob.April 14, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm #759279deiyezoogerMember
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 1:59 am at 1:59 am #759280ChaimShimmon1Member
what about buying seforim?April 15, 2011 4:07 am at 4:07 am #759281deiyezoogerMember
If you need/want the seforim for Yom Tov then its a ???? ?????
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