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Chol Hamoed

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Chol Hamoed: (lit. “weekday during the festival”); the semi-festive intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot
The “Intermediate” Festival Days
Chol Hamoed refers to the “intermediate period” of the festivals of Passover and Sukkot. They are the days sandwiched between the beginning and ending holy days of both festivals.
According to Jewish law, weddings are not scheduled for Chol Hamoed (whether the Chol Hamoed of Passover and Sukkot). The Talmud Moed Katan 8b. explains the reason for this injunction: "We do not confuse joy with joy." A wedding is a joyous occasion, and ...
There is a longstanding difference of opinion between halachic authorities whether Chol Hamoed is considered a "sign" of our connection to G-d .
Of the eight days of Passover, the first two and the last two are "yom tov" (festival days). The middle four days are called chol hamoed--"weekdays of the festival," also called "the intermediate days." (In Israel, where Passover is observed for seven day...
The seven days of the festival of Sukkot consist of two days of "Yom Tov", followed by five days of "Chol Hamoed" ("weekdays of the festival"; also called "the intermediate days"). In the Land of Israel, there is only one day of Yom Tov, followed by six d...
For the Haftarah of Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
We will reap the benefits of our toil in this dark exile and we will be forever together with G-d.
Our Sages designate all Jewish holidays as “Festivals for Rejoicing.”Text of Amidah and Kiddush. Nevertheless, Sukkos is the only festival designated as “The Season of Our Rejoicing.”Ibid. We thus understand that there are different degrees of joy, and th...
Our Sages call all Jewish holidays “Festivals for Rejoicing.”&Text of Amidah Kiddush. Nevertheless, Sukkos is the only festival designated as “The Season of our Rejoicing.”Ibid. We thus understand that there are different degrees of joy, and that the ...
The six days between the festival of Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret and the five days between the first day of Passover and the last day are referred to as Chol Hamoed.
Question: I've recently started wrapping tefillin every morning and saying the Shema. Eventually, I hope to build from there, especially once I move to a Jewish community where this is a daily minyan. Like I said, I'm doing this every day. Now I'm told th...
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