Sunday, January 28, 2007

Rabbi Elyashiv: Jews in Eilat must hold two Seder nights

This is from an articles in Globes
Religious and haredi (ultra-orthodox) Jews who travel to Antalya, Turkey, or Eilat for Passover must hold two Seder nights, the same as Jews in the Diaspora ever since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, Bnei Brak local paper “Kol Ha’Ir” quotes Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv as saying. Eilat is included in the rabbi’s ruling because it is not part of the Land of Israel.
Eilat chief rabbi, Yosef Hecht says that the town’s residents and hotels hold only one Seder night.


Josh M. said...

Is R' Elyashiv thus paskening like the da'as yachid of the Chacham Tzvi regarding bnei chu"l who travel to Israel for the chagim?

Natan said...

It seems more likely Josh, that Rav Elyashiv says that those b'nei Chu"l in EY hold two per normal and those BE"Y hold two when in Chu"l. Unlike the Chacham Tzvi who holds that you hold Chag according to whatever the local custom is. The Chacham Tzvi's tshuva does not get into the actual boundaries of Eretz Yisrael.