The scene was Succos, 1981, Borough Park, 16th Avenue. The wife of one of the authors of the newly released Chol Hamoed Sefer was walking down the Avenue. She saw an unusual sight. There was a clothing store open for business, but the gate in front of the store was partially closed in the middle of the day. Suddenly it struck her. It was the new Chol HaMoed Sefer that was responsible. She was overjoyed. The Sefer was having an immediate impact.
Authored by highly regarded scholars, Rabbi Dovid Zucker and Rabbi Moshe Francis, Roshei Kollel of Chicago Community Kollel. Many leading rabbis consulted this sefer when a Chol HaMoed sh'ailah came their way. The sefer has even been cited in such respected works as Shemiras Shabbos K'Hilchasah.
Here are some typical Chol Hamoed questions: A girl has an orthodontist appointment. A boy has a Drivers' Ed class. An accountant needs to finish a pile of tax returns before April 15th. Friends want to text message each other. A dress store wants to have a major sale. This is the only English sefer that deals clearly and competently with such questions.
The original sefer contained important p'sakim from HaGaon Harav Moshe Feinstein zt"l, HaGaon Harav Yaakov Kamenetsky zt"l, and the Debreciner Rav zt"l.
This new edition deals with the many advances in technology over the past twenty-four years. It discusses the latest electronic devices, as they relate to Chol HaMoed.
This enhanced and expanded new edition of the sefer has many revisions and additions, including many important p'sakim from HaGaon Harav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l, and ybdl"ch HaGaon Rav Yosef Shalom Eliyashiv shlit"a. It includes new material to upgrade and update the original work, which has been out of print for many years.
This is a sefer that no observant home should be without. You may have to decide among a plethora of options dealing with Hilchos Shabbos, but for Chol HaMoed this is your only choice.
An old classic has now become a new classic.