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The Chabad minhag is to pour it back into the bottle after לשנה הבאה בירושלים. While this is being done, everyone at the table sings א-לי אתה ואודך to the tune composed by R' Shneur Zalman of Liadi.


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If he can indeed drink wine for this purpose (as per the sources cited in WAF's answer and the comments there), then that's that. Otherwise, though: there are opinions that even for the Four Cups one can use chamar medinah (a beverage used as the national drink of importance, e.g., beer or mead) - Rema to Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 483:1. Now, a nazir is ...


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Not only is it a Minhag those who say Yotzros on Shabbos Hagadol say it in there יין כי יתאדם למצוה הוא מקדם Translates as "Wine that is Red for the Mitzvah ahead" Not only that the Rambam sas you are not Yotzeh using white wine for kiddush( we do not Poskin like that) and the Mishnah Berurah adds Pesach there is another reason to remind us of the of the ...


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The Gemora in Pesachim (109b) states that "the Rabbis enacted that we drink four cups of wine as an expression of freedom, and each is an independent obligation". Based on this, the Rasash there writes that the four cups are not "me'akev" each other. The Magen Avraham (472:14) rules that if one has only four cups of wine for the entire Pesach, they should ...


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My great-grandfather's practice was to pour wine from the Kos shel Eliyahu into each person's fourth cup. (My grandmother used a spoon.) I don't have a source or even a reason for the practice, but when I asked around I was told that it was an affirmation of early Religious Zionism, since Eliyahu's cup represents the fifth expression of redemption, ...


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The Magen Avraham (OC 474:1 and similarly in Taz there) explains that each of the four cups is a separate mitzva, and it is therefore considered as if he had in mind specifically not to exempt the other cups with his Brocha. The Pri Megadim adds that it is preferable to actually have this in explicitly in mind. The Minchas Shlomo (vol. 1 18:6) questions ...


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It is a 'מחלוקת ריב''ן ותוס in .נזיר ד. Rivan says that being that person is already חייב in קידוש before he accepts נזירות, he still has to make קידוש. Tos' say that the part of קידוש that is on wine is דרבנן, and therefore he would not make קידוש. If the 4 cups are דאורייתא, it has the same מחלוקת as the above. If it is דרבנן, all would agree that a נזיר ...


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Interesting question! This article, on a site which I've never heard of before today, lists many of the standard sources and their silence on this question, and adds that it is equally askable regarding kidush on shabas. It then concludes with a suggestion (in the name of a chain of Rebbes from Lubavitch) that since mitzvos lav lehanos nitnu - the ...


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הגדה של פסח עם פסקי הלכה ומנהגים ממרן עמוד ההוראה הגאון רבי שלמה זלמן אויערבאך זצוק״ל, by ישראל יוסף ברונשטיין, published 5764, page 218, cites from ויגד משה‎ 30:5, in the name of קונטרס מנהגי החת״ם סופר, that since the cup was used for one מצוה it should be used for another, so some leave it covered until the morning and make קִדוש on it then. It ...


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Eliezer Brodt has a post on the Seforim blog where he analyzes the development of this custom in great depth: http://seforim.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-cup-for-visitor-what-lies-behind.html His conclusion: "There are definitely early sources that talk about a fifth cup of wine at the seder. According to some, this fifth cup at some point started being ...



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