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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
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 .
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There is indeed an ancient custom of not cutting nails sequentially. The earliest mention seems to be in a version of Masechet Kallah quoted by the Machzor Vitry, written by Rabbi Simchah ben Shmuel of Vitry (who passed away in 1105, the same year as his ...
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