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One should have Lehem Mishneh by Seudas Shlishis and it is preferable to have Lehem Mishneh by any meal one has on Shabbos, even if he decides to have a fourth or fifth meal as well! Shulhan Aruch, Orach Haim, Siman 291, S'if 4


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We never claimed that the recipe originated from the Terumas Hadeshen; that was the article author's own conclusion. What we said in the book was, "As early as the fifteenth century, it is recorded that every Friday evening the Austrian sage Rabbi Israel ben Petahiah Isserlein (1390-1460) welcomed Shabbes with “three fine hallot kneaded with eggs oil, and a ...


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The Tur (OC 271) here brings three reasons why we cover the challah. 1) To establish that the meal is coming because of the kiddush. The Talmud (Pesachim 100b) quotes a braita that says one shouldn't bring the "table" out until after kiddush because, according to the Shi'iltot (#54), we want to show that the kiddush is defining the meal. Tosafot there ...


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From Rabbi Torczyner: • May I braid challah on Yom Tov? This is actually more complex than it may sound. On the one hand, acts from kneading and onward in the bread-making process are permitted on Yom Tov. On the other hand, the reason we don't braid dough is because it is "construction", and construction is prohibited on Yom Tov. Indeed, Rav Shlomo ...


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There is no obligation to eat any food on Shabbat which harms you or is painful, even if that means fasting completely (OC 288:2). I obviously don't know your friend's medical details, but if there is nothing he is allowed to eat then he is simply exempt.


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I've never heard of the salt representing a preservative. It is, primarily, to represent the salt used for Korbanoth, as the table is representative of the Mizbeaḥ. In fact, I once had a Rav who would specifically not use salt Friday night, as there are no Korbanoth that are meant to be brought on Friday night. Furthermore, according to this Minhag, the ...


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Until recently I had no source for you other than a mimetic one: My mother (who is of Galician extraction) bakes the Challah on top of the house key. Now I see in Ta'amei HaMinhagim that the custom is to make an indentation of the key in the Challah (ostensibly by pushing it into the dough and baking it that way). The next page will also show some reasons. ...


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My recollection is that this is done to emphasize that Kavod HaYom (honoring Shabbos at the day meal) takes precedence over Kavod HaLaylah (honoring Shabbos at the night meal), as specified in O.C. 271:3. I don't remember who (if anyone) said this.


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It seems there are actually different customs. As for the reason, it seams to be Kaballah (per Rama and Taz there (O.C. 274:1)


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It says in Hayom Yom (22 Adar Aleph) that the Rebbe Rashab (5th Lubavitcher Rebbe, 1860-1920) said that one one is not required to eat bread by the third meal because the third time it says "hayom" (the three meals are derived from the three "hayom" mentioned in chumash) it says "Hayom lo" which means today no.


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Curiouser wanted the Kabbalistic reason, so R' Shneur Zalman of Liadi brings two reasons: In Torah Or, he explains that according to Nigla, one should place the breads one on top of the other, since the source of nigla is Hishtalshelus (the G-dly revelation within the worlds coming down in an orderly and progressive manner [Or Yashar]), and placing the ...


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The minimum shiur to fulfill the mitzva of eating a seuda on Shabbos is a kezayis O Ch 271 MB [35]. That means that you must have one loaf of at least a kezayit. The second loaf comes for the (separate) obligation of lechem mishneh. ADDITION: The sources quoted by the Shmiras Shabbos Kehilchoso are: Kaf Hachaim 274 sk 8 says that in בית מנוחה או׳ ...


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The Lubavitcher Rebbe (Sichos Kodesh 5741 vol 3. pg. 408) explains that the meaning of "טיבול" (dipping) here is in a liquid that necessitates washing hands prior such as the Karpas in salt-water, or the Marror in Charoses (that contains wine). However, dipping bread in dry salt is not considered "טיבול". [In that talk, the Rebbe made reference to a Torah ...


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I'm told someone asked this to Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, who asked to see the pullapart in question -- and then ruled the individual pieces could not be used.


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Although I don't have any halachic basis for this answer, it would appear to me that intent would matter. The intent at the time in baking the rolls are that they are 6 seperate rolls. I believe the intent at baking a "pull-apart" Challah is that it is one challah.


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Feed it to the birds, or wrap it in a bag prior to throwing into the garbage. http://torahsearch.com/page.cfm/2930


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Rivevos Ephraim 8:117:14 addresses this and says since there is no kiddush we don't cover the challahs.However,the Rambam(reasoning of the Tur )holds one does make kiddush. The Aruch Hashulchan 291:10.we are noheg not to cover them. The Ben Ish Chai Shana Beit Chayei Sarah 12 holds one has to cover the bread just like the night and day meal even though ...


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He can use oat bread which is gluten-free and is biologically unrelated to wheat or barley. Not all poskim consider oats to be hamotzi (that's its own question) so you should mention to your relative to ask his rabbi. As DoubleAA pointed out, he would probably prefer to use oat matza instead of attempting to eat oat-bread.


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The question of Makah B'Patish comes into play regarding opening bottles, cans and packages on Shabbos. Even by these items there is a dispute amongst the Poskim whether this is allowed as it may already be a Kli prior to opening them or not allowed. Even among those that do not allow opening these on Shabbos there are those that hold if you immediately use ...


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We can condense this into three questions: When do we take the cover off of the challos? There are 3 reasons for covering the challos. The first is to teach us sensitivity (interpretation of the Yerushalmi, alt. the cover makes the challah as if it isn't there). Per the pasuk on which our sages based the order of saying brachos, bread should have ...


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There's the whole key-challah thing that's supposed to be a auspicious for making a living. See more about it here and here (summarizing from this mp3), including notable rabbis who think it's downright prohibited. The baking segulah I'd heard was to bake your own challah for Shabbos rather than buying it, as a segulah for your children finding the right ...


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Yet another possibility: use challah, but eat it on your porch or whatever, away from the Shabbos table. Then return to the table and eat the rest of the (Pesachdik) meal. That is what my family and I do.


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Challah: Pros = oneg Shabbos, For sure a seuda as long as you eat a kizayis Con = Hametz which causes stress for neurotic housewives on almost erev Pesah Egg Matzoh: Pro: Not Hametz and therefore does not cause stress for neurotic housewives on almost erev Pesah Cons: Not really oneg Shabbos when compared to Challah (unless you have strange taste or ...


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Destruction of any object or food that is still usable falls under the catagory of Lo Sashchis (Rambam Melachim 6:10) I sometimes leave the bread out until it stales and is no longer edible to the norm of society. Alternatively, I throw it in the garbage inside a bag so that the bread is preserved in its state.


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Based on the information provided I think you really only have one option. Ask the host if they have any plain bread. To avoid insulting the host, avoid eating any chocolate during the entire meal. If they do not have any bread, then eat the rest of the meal, and be sure to say a bracha before each item. When you get home, or leave, or you go back to ...


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In the back of the Minchat Shabbat (Shiyurei ha-Minchah 77:8), a commentary on the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, (mentioned in this answer) it says that an additional reason we cover the Challot is because we don't want to embarrass them by skipping over making a blessing on them in order to bless the wine first. Based on this, he says that one should make sure ...


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I remember at an "in Shabbos" at Yeshivah Gedolah Ateres Mordechai in Detroit there being Hallah on the tables Friday night in just their see-through bags. Some boys took napkins and started covering them. Rav Leib Bakst ZT"L, the Rosh HaYeshivah, did not say anything until they reached his table. When they reached his table he said "What?! You're worried ...


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http://revach.net/article.php?id=3830 Shevet HaKehosi (2:114) says that it should be taken out of the bag and L'Chatchila the two Challos should touch.


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Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky in his Sefer Kovetz Halachos writes that one may use a frozen Challa for Lechem Mishna. Furthermore he writes one may use a Challa that is not Pas Yisrael for the second Challa even if he is Makpid on Pas Yisrael. (Do not have the Sefer in front of me now. I will add in the exact location when I have the Sefer) Tzitz Eliezer 14:40 ...


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In my quick Google search on the same topic yesterday, I came across this article with sources: http://asimplejew.blogspot.com/2007/04/guest-posting-by-talmid-shlissel.html And then this article that argued against the minhag: http://www.alfassa.com/shlissel_challah.pdf



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