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The minimum shiur to fulfill the mitzva of eating a seuda on Shabbos is a kezayis O Ch 271 MB . 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׳ ...
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 ...
I was told orally that the Noda Bihudah, if I recall correctly, defends those who have such a practice as we seek to make our tables similar to the Mizbeach, and the meat that was to be placed on the fire on the Mizbeach (altar) in the Temple was thrown (past a gap between the ramp and Mizbeach).
Someone told me that his father taught him that in order to wash, the bread must be at least the size of an egg. I asked him for sources but he didn't have any, so neither do I. But maybe someone here has heard this too. From the English, volume 3 (not 2): One should make a point of taking, for lechem mishneh, loaves which are each at least a ka-zayith ...
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