Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Inspired by Tasting the meaty Shabbos food on erev Shabbos Chazon: can one swallow?

Per Mishna Berura 551:70 it is not permitted to feed children meat during the 9 days unless the child is weak. May one give a child a Meat meal on Erev Shabbos Chazon if they are always served on Erev Shabbos a meat meal? Perhaps this is considered their Shabbos meal where they may be allowed to eat meat?

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Per Igrot Moshe OC IV 21:4 if that is the usual time they eat their Shabbat meal because they don't stay up late until after maariv, then they may consume meat as usual.

share|improve this answer
אלא מאכילין אותן סעודת שבת בשעה או כשתי שעות קודם קבלת שבת יכולין אז להאכילן בשר – Gershon Gold Jul 10 '13 at 14:35
Yes............... – Double AA Jul 10 '13 at 14:58
What about if it's not their "shabbos seudah" but simply what they feed the child on early friday afternoon during "lunch time" ... – Yehoshua Jul 26 '15 at 12:58
@Yehoshua IMHO it seems from the Teshuva that that would not be ok. – Double AA Jul 27 '15 at 5:44
@DoubleAA From the teshuva yes, however halacha l'maseh I would disagree. – Yehoshua Jul 27 '15 at 21:07

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.