Chapter: 08 – Eruv Tavshilin

01. The Reason for Eruv Tavshilin

When Yom Tov is followed by Shabbat, it is a mitzva to set aside an eruv tavshilin before Yom Tov. Doing so makes it permissible to cook and bake on Yom Tov for Shabbat. The eruv consists of food that … Continue reading

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02. What Is an Eruv Tavshilin?

An eruv tavshilin is food that one sets aside before Yom Tov, when Yom Tov will be immediately followed by Shabbat. As long as the eruv exists, everything that one may do on Yom Tov for the sake of Yom … Continue reading

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03. Placement and Uses of the Eruv Tavshilin

The following is the procedure for setting aside an eruv tavshilin. Taking the cooked food and the bread, one recites the following berakha: “Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who sanctified us with His mitzvot and … Continue reading

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04. The Local Rabbi

Although each person has a mitzva to set aside an eruv tavshilin, there is a mitzva incumbent on the leading resident of the city – that is, the local rabbi – to set aside an eruv for everyone in the … Continue reading

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05. When There Is No Eruv Tavshilin

If a person does not have an eruv tavshilin to rely on, either because he has forgotten to set aside an eruv twice in a row (and thus may not rely on the rabbi’s eruv) or because he forgot just … Continue reading

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