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Unformatted text preview: bbat) and the Festivals. However, the Festivals differ
from Shabbat in that while on Shabbat cooking is not permitted, on Festivals falling on a
weekday, cooking and the preparation of food is permitted (how this is done should be
ascertained from a reliable Rabbinical authority). Nevertheless, one may not cook on a
Festival for the following day, (in these days of freezers and refrigerators of course, much of
the cooking could be done previously).
If therefore one of the days of any Festival, not only the Passover, occurs on a Friday
it is prohibited to cook on that day for the Shabbat. To enable us to prepare for the Shabbat,
we symbolically mix the Festival with the Shabbat by making an "Eruv Tavshilin". This is
done by taking, on the eve of the Festival, i.e. on the Wednesday or the Thursday, a Matzah
(on other festivals of course bread may be used) and a cooked food, fish, meat or hardboiled
egg making the following blessing. .. .
Blessed are You O Lord our God King of the Universe who has sanctified us with
His commandments and has given us the commandment of the Eruv
After the blessing we make the following declaration, we must understand what this
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