Jewish Law

Baking in an oven on Rosh Hashana

02.09.18

Question

Can I bake challahs and cakes in an oven on a festival? Of course the oven was lit in advance and works on a Shabbat clock.

Answer

One may bake challahs and cakes in an oven on a festival — if the oven was lit before the festival or was lit by a Shabbat clock on the festival. (See Chazon Ovadya on the festivals, pages 55 and 72.)

This is assuming that there are no additional electrronic changes that take place when opening the oven door. 

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