Q. (See question 2265 regarding a couple transitioning to live in Israel). Does this mean that in year two, one should be most of the year, does it have to be every year 6 months in a row dafka? there could be a simcha in chutz laretz in the middle of every six month period, even though spending 10 months out of the year in Eretz Yisrael
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that one may interrupt the six months required stay in Eretz Yisroel for temporary and occasional visits outside the land, and still keep only one day of Yom Tov, as long as one stays a total of six months including the three Regalim, every year.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a