Perhaps one of the most misinterpreted and overlooked set of halachos is that of the laws of Yom Tov. Due partly to its similarity to Shabbos and partly to the misconception that certain melachos, such as carrying, are completely permitted on Yom Tov, these laws are often neglected. Yet, the halachos of Yom Tov are actually a study unto themselves. Without a thorough knowledge of these intricate laws, a well meaning Jew could easily transgress them, G-d forbid, without ever realizing his error. "Yom Tov in Halachah" fills this void in halachic literature. Comprehensive, concise, and remarkably readable, even engrossing, it is also replete with practical, modern-day applications and problems, such as: When is it permitted to adjust the heat of a stove? If one needs to carry a key, may he take his whole key ring? Is it permissible to write on a cake with frosting? May one sleep on the first day of Pesach to stay awake for the second seder? Rabbi Yisroel Nadoff, currently a member of the kollel at Beth Medrash Govoha and a coordinator of outreach for Shalom Torah Centers in Central New Jersey draws on his years of intensive Torah study in the Yeshivos of Philadelphia and Beth Medrash Govoha in writing this book. Painstaking effort was taken to assure the accuracy of each halacha; exhaustive research, as well as numerous consultations with leading poskim resulted in this truly outstanding book. Complete with extensive footnotes which include in-depth discussions of many fundamental concepts, as well as a thorough index for quick and easy reference, this book is surely destined to take its place alongside other English halachic classic of its genre.
by Rabbi Yisroel Nadoff
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