Positive Mitzvah 

25

Rest from work on the first day of Passover

 “On the first day of the Holy Convocation we should desist from all working.” Veyikra 23:7

 

Work can however be done to prepare food for Jews but not for non-Jews.

 

As it says “Only what you will eat, you should make for yourself.”  Shmot 12:16

 

Work that is not required for preparing sustaining food contravenes this commandment and transgresses the negative commandment - “Not to work.” Vayikra 23:7 (-147) 

 

Burning a fire and carrying things into a public domain is permitted even if not for preparing food.

 

By the law of the Sages every festival is to be observed for 2 days outside of Israel but one in Israel.

 

Rosh Hashanah is also observed for 2 days in Israel.

 

This applies in every place and at all times for both male and female.

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