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Should one have a fixed, formal meal for Melava Malka on Motzei Shabbos?

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Yes, there does appear to be such an idea. Care to elaborate on the question? – Seth J May 6 '12 at 8:41

An idea (lechatchila), yes, and meat as well. Though they are not strict requirements. (Mishna Berura 300:1, Aruch haShulchan 300:3)

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