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Shopping on Chol Hamoed

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  • Started 3 years ago by mischiefmaker
  • Latest reply from deiyezooger

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  1. mischiefmaker
    Member

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

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. hello99
    Member

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

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. rabbiofberlin
    Member

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

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. spiral
    Member

    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.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. gavra_at_work
    caution

    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.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. 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.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. 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.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. 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?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. HAKOL TOV
    Member

    on chol hamoed i think its forbidden!
    i never heard though that its assur to shop on sefiras haomer!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. brotherofurs
    formula 4 happiness: Attitude of gratitude, Emunah, Giving

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

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. commonsense
    not so common

    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.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. um
    eh

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

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. deiyezooger
    Say my name 6 times fast. cmon. TRY IT

    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 דבר האבוד

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. ChaimShimmon1
    Member

    what about buying seforim?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. deiyezooger
    Say my name 6 times fast. cmon. TRY IT

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

    Posted 3 years ago #

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