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May I Cook As Much As I’d Like on Yom Tov Or Are There Restrictions?

OU Kosher May 13, 2021

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By: Halacha Yomit team of OU KOSHER


May I cook as much as I’d like on Yom Tov or are there quantity restrictions to Yom Tov cooking?



One may not cook food that is intended for use after Yom Tov. One may however cook a generous amount of food which is likely to have leftovers for after Yom Tov, if the food could potentially be consumed on Yom Tov (Shulchan Aruch OC 503:1).


Similarly, one may only cook food for someone obligated in Yom Tov observance (Beitza 28b). Therefore, one may not cook food on Yom Tov for a non-Jew.