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Collecting debts, borrowing food etc.
MBY 525:1-2 Collecting debts, borrowing food etc. (abridged) The following is an excerpt from The 39 Melachos by Rabbi S. B. Cohen (p. 967). While it was written in the context of Shabbos, the Shulchan Aruch in our current siman refers us to that area of Hilchos Shabbos, as it applies, and is particularly relevant, to Hilchos Yom Tov as well.

Lending and borrowing food, utensils. Although lending and borrowing money and nonessentials on Shabbos is prohibited because doing so is a transaction that could lead to writing, there are leniencies with regard to foods and utensils needed for Shabbos. Example: A woman may borrow milk, eggs or sugar from a neighbor on Shabbos. However, when borrowing, she should ask if her neighbor could “give” her the items and preferably not use the term “borrow”. Thus a woman may ask a friend to “give” her a dozen eggs or a cup of sugar with the explicit assurance that she will “give back” the eggs or sugar, because in this case there is none of the appearance of a commercial act and little possibility that someone with inadvertently write down and record the exact amount. However, a woman may not borrow a specific measure of food that requires measuring even if it had been previously measured, and it may certainly not be measured on Shabbos. Example: A woman may not ask for “two cups of sugar” or “six ounces of wine”. [Ed: Compare this lesson with MBY 517:1-4 Obtaining goods from a shop on Yom Tov (abridged)]

MBY 526:1-12 Death and burial on Yom Tov (abridged)
Ed: There is a considerable difference between the way this subject is dealt with in the Gemara and Shulchan Aruch and the way it is practiced today. As such, we will present a very short paragraph from the sefer Yom Tov in Halacha by Rabbi Yisroel Nadoff (p. 224), followed by my own “free” translation of an excerpt of one of Rabbi Nadoff’s Hebrew footnotes:

“It is permitted on the second day of Yom Tov to prepare whatever is needed to bury a person who dies. This includes even violating a Torah prohibition, such as digging the grave and sewing the shrouds, when a non-Jew is unavailable for these tasks. However, since there are many outside factors involved, there are different customs pertaining to this halacha. Therefore, a competent halachic authority must be consulted in each case.”

Footnote #12: Excerpted from Igros Moshe by HaRav Moshe Feinstein Zt”l Vol. III Siman 76: “Nowadays that many are not well-versed in Torah law (i.e. and many unauthorized violations of Yom Tov will likely occur - such as using the phone, driving etc.) it is proper to prohibit burial (even) on the second day of Yom Tov… even if, as a result, the body will be forced to remain un-buried for up to 3 days.”

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