Baltimore, MD – May 25, 2023  - Here are a few suggestions to help one prepare for Yom Tov.

Ensuring Safety: Ventilation and Appliances
Yom Tov, unlike Shabbos, permits the kindling of a flame from a pre-existing one. This means that you can cook using your stove, as long as the flame was lit before the commencement of Yom Tov. However, this presents certain safety concerns.
Leaving your stove on over Yom Tov requires careful consideration. In such cases, it's vital to ensure proper ventilation. If your stove is powered by gas, carbon monoxide - a deadly, odorless gas - can accumulate in your home if the room isn't well-ventilated.
The best way to mitigate this risk is to leave a window partially open, which will allow fresh air to circulate. You can also use an exhaust fan to expel any gases from the kitchen area. While it's important to conserve energy, your safety and the safety of your family should always be your top priority.

Trash Pickup
If your trash or recycling pickup day is Friday , remember to put those items out already before Yom Tov begins.

Remember to Make an Eruv Tavshilin

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