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Rabbi Leibel Katz in Ohel Areyh siman 216 writes that one could fulfill eating hot food on shabbas by drinking a tea or coffee but one should certainly have a hot item since it is not just for oneg shabbas but also to remove the suspicion of being an apikoris(and chilul shabbas see Mishna Brurah).
Short answer: It is absolutely OK to not have cholent. Some authorities require one to have some hot food. Most authorities require that you not refuse or avoid hot food systematically. That said, it is a widespread issue that there are those who "know" it is required to have cholent, and will think you strange (or worse) if you don't. Some may even ...
A few that come to mind. By the Sefardic wedding the Chasan makes a Shehechiyanu and puts on a new Talis under the Chupa, which is not done by the Ashkenazim. By the Sefardic wedding the Chasan leaves the Chupa and goes to greet the Kalla as she is coming down the aisle, which is not done by the Ashkenazim.
Yes. And no. Cholent is said to have evolved of a tradition to have hot food on Shabbath. The basis of this tradition seems to be a rabbinic insistence, possibly even a decree, that eating hot food shows that a person is not a karaite, and instead accepts the validity and authority of Torah SheBe'Al Peh. The fear that someone rejected TShB"P was ...
From the Rama 257:8 ומצוה להטמין לשבת כדי שיאכל חמין בשבת, כי זהו מכבוד ועונג שבת. וכל מי שאינו מאמין בדברי החכמים ואוסר אכילת חמין בשבת, חיישינן שמא אפיקורוס הוא (הר"ן פרק במה טומנין וכל בו): Loose translation: it is a Mitzvah to have heated food on shabbas because this a honor and pleasure on shabbas,and anyone who does not believe ...
This is the picture from my sefer, which experts have identified as either German or Czech. As you can see, there is a beis visible inside the Peh but it made neither in the style of the old European Bet Yosef ksav nor the Mishna Berurah's modification.
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