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What types of labor are permitted on Chol Hamoed?

"Chol" means weekday; mundane. "Moed" means holiday; sacred. Each of these on its own is quite simply understood, but can they...

What is Chol Hamoed?

Chol Hamoed (literally, "the weekdays of the holiday") are the intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot. They are the days sandwiched between the...

Are Tefillin worn during Chol Hamoed?

There is a difference of opinion amongst Halachic authorities1 whether teffilin are donned on Chol Hamoed or not. Therefore, many Jews (including those...

Can I take a haircut during Chol Hamoed?

Rabbi Isser Weisberg: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Jayson: Can I take a haircut during Chol Hamoed? Rabbi...

Is it forbidden to write on Chol Hamoed?

On Chol Hamoed we are supposed to try to refrain from doing work that requires particular skill or expertise. Writing is a skill which one acquires and is...

May I type on my computer on Chol Hamoed?

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, one of the most prominent halachic experts of the 20th century, maintains that it is a "maaseh hedyot (an activity which...

Is it permitted to go shopping on Chol Hamoed?

Buying is prohibited only when it is business related or if the item is being bought for after Yom Tov. It is permitted to buy a personal item (or pay...

Am I allowed to drive on Chol Hamoed?

It is permitted to drive on Chol Hamoed.