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===Following the Rabbis===
# There is no issue of Baal Tosif when one's intention is to follow the Rabbis such as by keeping a [[second day of Yom Tov]].<ref>Rashba Rosh Hashana 16a, Ritva Rosh Hashana 28b, Igrot Moshe 2:60 s.v. umah. However, the Turei Even Rosh Hashana 16a disagrees. He asks how a rabbinic enactment can permit a biblical prohibition. See [[Bal Tigra]] page where the Imrei Baruch's answer is discussed.</ref>
===Intention not Not to Fulfill the Mitzvah===
# If it isn't the time of the mitzvah there's no way to violate Baal Tosif unless one has intention to fulfill the mitzvah then.<ref>Rosh Hashana 28b. Abaye says that if you need kavana for mitzvot then you can’t violate bal tosif without kavana to add a mitzvah. If you don’t need kavana for mitzvot then you can violate bal tosif even without kavana at the time of the mitzvah; but if it isn’t the time of the mitzvah you need kavana to violate bal tosif. Rava agrees to the end of what Abaye said. Ritva Yoma 57a accepts this gemara that if it isn’t the time of the mitzvah if one doesn’t have kavana one doesn’t violate bal tosif and if it is the time of the mitzvah if one doesn’t have kavana, if mitzvot need kavana one doesn’t violate bal tosif but if mitzvot don’t need kavana one does violate bal tosif. Tosfot Yeshanim Yoma 58b and Ramban (Milchamot Hashem Rosh Hashana 7a) agree.</ref>
##For example, sleeping or eating in the Sukkah before Sukkot isn't an issue of Baal Tosif if one doesn't have intention to fulfill the mitzvah. Additionally there is no appearance to adding onto the mitzvah since the mitzvah didn't start yet.<ref>Chazon Ovadia Sukkot p. 481 citing Shalmat Yosef 12, Shem Chadash 22b</ref>
#Similarly, eating Matzah the night before Pesach is not baal tosif if one doesn't intend to add to the mitzvah.<ref>Igrot Moshe OC 1:155 based on Rosh Hashana 28b, Chazon Ovadia Pesach p. 187, Chazon Ovadia Sukkot p. 481. Rav Moshe argues that there is no bal tosif eating matzah before pesach since one doesn't intend to fulfill the mitzvah and it isn't the time of the mitzvah. Rav Ovadia adds that before the mitzvah begins, even on Erev Pesach, is not considered the time of the mitzvah. See Yabia Omer OC 9:62. </ref>
## Sleeping in the Sukkah any day of the year besides Sukkot, if one intends to fulfill the mitzvah could be bal tosif according to some rishonim. However, if one doesn't intend to fulfill the mitzvah it isn't bal tosif.<ref>Kuntres Bal Tosif by Rav Zachrish p. 48 writes that seemingly there would be bal tosif when sleeping in a sukkah any day of the year if they have intent to add to the mitzvah. Otherwise there is no bal tosif. Rama 666:1 writes that there's no derabbanan marit ayin of bal tosif except on Shemini Aseret. Ritva Sukkah 31b holds that there's no bal tosif unless the days are consecutive otherwise it doesn't add on to a mitzvah. However, that is a dispute among the rishonim (Kovetz Shiurim 2:33). Rogachover in [https://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=1421&pgnum=11 Shalmat Yosef 12] writes that before Sukkot it isn't any derabbanan question of bal tosif either way since the mitzvah didn't happen yet so you can't be adding on to it. However, the Kuntres Bal Tosif questioned the Rogachover since there is bal tosif on a Sukkah after Sukkot even if one didn't sit in the Sukkah for all of Sukkot, so too before Sukkot the Sukkah is designated for the mitzvah.</ref>

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