Reading Assignment - Class #20

We are beginning a series of mitzvot about holidays. Please read mitzvot #297 – 298 amd 300 - 301.

 

In mitzvah #298, the author explains what work we may or may not do on major holidays.  (You will find a paragraph about an egg in this mitzvah and also in mitzvah #301.  We will unscramble those together in class.)

1.        Look at the source verses the author uses and try to explain how the verses distinguish what we may not do on Shabbat from what we may not do on a holiday.  What terminology does the author use to describe the different categories?

2.      Please try to formulate what work we may do and what work we may not do on major holidays.  This might be more difficult than study questions we have done before because it means integrating material into a coherent whole rather than just answering specific questions.

 

In mitzvah #301 the author explains why we keep two days of holidays in places outside of Israel but only one day in Israel.  Can  you track the history the author explains?

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