Siyum

Aveilus vs. Yom Tov

The Mishna in Pesachim (117) corresponds certain negative sensations with their positive counterpart. I was wondering why "avel" (mourning) directly opposes "yom tov" as opposed to "simcha" or "ho'da".

Today I learned the halacha regarding a first-born ovel and if and how he should exempt his fast by attending a…

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