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Is one permitted to pick produce from a garden on Yom Tov for immediate use on the same day of Yom Tov?

It is not permitted [ED. Note: As we prepare to launch our new site, BJL will be partnering with the Star-K on Ask the Rabbi and Kashrus Questions. Rabbi Ari Storch is no longer answering these. This question has been answered by a Star-K Rabbi]

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On the first night of Shavuot we delay praying the evening service  until after the appearance of the stars,  because if we prayed earlier and received the holy (state) of the Yom Tov,  there would be missing a little from the 49 days of counting,  and the Torah said there should be seven complete weeks. (120:11)