Jewish law and custom relating to meals.

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mayim emtzaiyim - washing hands between eating fish and meat

Mishna B'rura 173:4 and Aruch Hashulchan 173:2 say we don't need to wash our hands between eating fish and eating meat. Do any latter-day pos'kim argue with this? Does any group practice this halacha ...
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Mincha before lunch on the 8th day of Pesach (Chabad)

The Luach Kolel Chabad says it's customary to pray mincha before lunch on the eighth day of Pesach. Why?
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Does the blessing over bread cover beverages?

Are drinks considered food that generally comes as part of the meal and therefore drinkable without an additional blessing during a meal on which the only blessing recited was the blessing on bread? ...
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Music at Seduas Achashverosh

Why was there no music at the Meal which Acshverosh made?
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Optimal time for Meal on Purim

What is the optimal time for the Purim Seduah (Meal)?
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Nightime Seudah on Purim

Is there a requirement to have a meal on the night of Meggilah reading? If not, why is there a custom to eat one? Is one required to drink even at night?
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Chabad Minhag for Shalosh Seudos

Is it true that the Chabad custom is specifically not to wash hands for (and eat) bread for shalosh seudos, and, if so, why?
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Is one allowed to have a Thanksgiving Meal?

Is celebrating Thanksgiving with a formal sit down meal against Halacha?
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Shalosh Seudos on Friday Night

Is there anything wrong with having the third meal on Friday night instead of the following day (i.e. two on friday night and one the next day)? Is one still yotzei 3 Seudos? This would be especially ...
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Woman and Zimun: What is the requirement?

What is a woman's requirement to say Bircat Hamazon with a Zimun of women? What is a woman's requirement to say Bircat Hamazon with a Zimun of men?
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Melava Malka on Motzei Shabbos

Should one have a fixed, formal meal for Melava Malka on Motzei Shabbos?
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When would you have a Seudas Bris by the Friday night Seuda? [closed]

How is it possible that you would you have a Seudas Bris by the Friday night Seuda?
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Eating fish on Shabbos

Is there a Chiuv to eat fish at all three meals on Shabbos?
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Seuda Hoshanah Rabah

If I recall correctly the reason we eat a Seuda on Hoshanah Rabah is it is the last day we have a Chiuv to eat in the Succah. Suppose it is raining and you can not eat in the Succah do you still have ...
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New Al Netilas Yadayim after washing after Defecating During Meal

Should one make a new bracha of al netilas yadayim upon washing his hands after defecating within a meal?
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Apples and Rubia

Why is it that Rosh Hashanah we make a Bracha Haetz on the Apple in Honey but no Hadamah is made on the vegetables IF THEY ARE both not directly part of the Seudah?
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Brochos on Desserts

Time to get it straight once and for all. When do you / do you not make a Brocho on dessert in a meal (where you washed)?
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leaving something out of a meal zecher lachurban

As described in משנה ברורה ס׳ תקס ס״ק ה–ו–ז, we omit something from any big meal (not on Shabas or yom tov), noticeably, as a זכר לחרבן. Has anyone seen this done, and, if so, what was omitted? I'm ...
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Why do we say Eishes Chayil on Friday nights?

Eishes Chayil is indeed a beautiful song. But why do we say it specifically Friday nights (before Kiddush)?
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Lechem Mishneh by the Third Shabbos Meal

Is one required to have Lechem Mishneh by the Third Shabbos Meal?
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Mizmor l'David (Psalms 23) at Shalosh Suedos

There is a common minhag (custom) to sing Mizmor l'David at Seudah Shlishis, the third Sabbath meal. It is common to sing this song three times in a row and I was asked this Shabbos by a friend why ...