Sefer HaMitzvot

Positive #27 - To Rest from Work on the Seventh Day of Passover

January 24, 2022 Adam Sabzevari Season 1 Episode 26
Sefer HaMitzvot
Positive #27 - To Rest from Work on the Seventh Day of Passover
Show Notes

In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #27, which is rest from work on the Seventh Day of Passover.

  • This mitzvah applies to the 21st day of Nissan, which is the seventh day of Passover. Outside of Israel, it also applies to the 22nd day of Nissan.
  • Other than the date, this mitzvah is identical to positive mitzvah #25, which is to rest from work on the first day of Passover. 
  • Similar to the first day of Pesach,  food related melachot (work activities) are permitted on the seventh day of Pesach, which is referred to as ochel nefesh
  • Our Sages teach that on the seventh day of Passover, the Red Sea split, the Egyptian army collapsed, and the Jewish people were finally freed from slavery.
  • The days between the first and seventh days of Passover are known as Chol HaMoed.