Buying new sneakers on Chol Hamoed

  1. Question: [Tuesday, 16th Tishreiy 5783]

It’s a long story, but I lost my sneakers which I use for weekdays and by Simchas Beis Hashoeiva dancing. May I purchase a new pair of sneakers on Chol Hamoed?



You may purchase new sneakers if you have no other shoes available to wear. If the shoes you have are too uncomfortable to dance with, then you may purchase sneakers for this purpose. If you can dance also with your shoes, then you may not purchase a new pair of sneakers during the Moed.

Sources: See Michaber 534:3; 539:11; Shaar Hatziyon 541:16; SSH”K 67:26; Piskeiy Teshuvos 539:5 and 7; Chol Hamoed Kehilchaso 56; Shemiras Hamoed Kehilchaso 6 p. 72; Chazojn Ovadia Yom Tov p. 196

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