Taking out frozen challahs on Rosh Hashana

28.08.18

Pergunta

Can one take frozen challahs out of the freezer on the first festival day for the second festival day?

Resposta

Even though it is forbidden to prepare for the second festival day while it is yet the first festival day (see Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 503:1 and Mishna Berura ibid.), nevertheless one can be lenient and take the challahs out of the freezer on the first day of Rosh Hashana so they will be ready for the meal on the second day.
Sources: Responsa Machzeh Eliyahu Part 1 (#64) and Responsa Shevet Hakahati Part 1 (#158) and Responsa Anei Yeshpah (86:5) and Chazon Ovadia on Shabbat Part 2 (page 447) and Part 2 (page 9). This is different from what the Shmirat Shabbat Kehilchata wrote in Part 1 (10:20) that one should be more scrupulous in keeping this for Shabbat. See the book Ashrei Ha’Ish, Part 3 (3:3).