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Author:  SA
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Date:  9/15/2004 12:32:00 AM
Subject:  Yom Tov Sheni shel Galuyot
1 = If one grew up in Israel and came to the U.S. to study -- and intends fully to return once their studies are complete ( e.g., after acquiring a B.A. ) -- I believe the law is to observe both days of yom tov. Correct ?

2 = Assuming that is correct, but instead chooses to "keep one day" ( which really is code for "I violate one day of yom tov" ), is this person considered observant ?    

3 = For example, do they assur non-mevushal wine ? Can one eat at this person's house ? Are there any halachic problems that arise in connection with this scenario ?

Thank you.
Reply:  1. He holds one day. He has to be machmir like any Israeli in America. But, if he is married then they hold two days.

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