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There are those that eat two Seudos on Erev Yom kippur and those that eat only one. What is the source of eating either 2 or 1?

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Besides for eating two meals, there is a mitzvah to eat on Erev Yom Kippur. It is brought down in Seforim that if someone eats on Erev Yom Kippur, it is like he fasted on the 9th of Tishrei and the 10th. Then when we fast on Yom Kippur, it is like we fasted three days in a row! –  d a Oct 3 '10 at 18:22

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From Rabbi Yissachar Dov Krakowski:

One must eat at least the seudas Hamafsekes.

  1. There is a largely accepted minhag to eat two seudos Erev Yom-Kippur: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
  2. One should eat meat for the Seudas Hamafsekes. There are those that eat Dairy for the morning meal, but many are noheg to eat meat for both.
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