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Someone told me that Rabbi Leibowitz told him in the name of Rav Shechter that a person who will certainly be eating should make Havdalah on Shabbos after Plag HaMincha. It was not clear to the Rabbi who told me this if this was a practical Halachic ruling or a theoretical point.


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The Shaarei Teshuva (OC 556) quotes those who require the ill person to recite Havadala "right away after Shabbat", though as Rav Ovadia Yosef (Yechavveh Daat 3:40) explains while citing many sources, this means as soon as they need to eat NOT right away on Saturday night if they can last until later in the day. This is indeed how Rav Yosef rules.


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Rabbi Eliezer Barclay Shlita told my father who is going to eat by day to make Havdala just prior to eating in the morning, and omit Besamim and the candle (which was done Motzei Shabbos already). Zecher Simcha 69 says that one should not make Havdala in such a case unless he needs the wine due to his weakness. However he also brings dissenting opinions ...


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Riv'vos Efrayim, volume 2, responsum 115, paragraph 57 (on page 200), in part, in my own, loose translation: It seems that if he did not recite "hagafen" in havdala he fulfills his obligation. However, if he remembers before the drinking of the wine, he must then recite "hagafen". My omitting "shehakol", the correct benediction, on my beer is akin, as ...


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Rav Shmuel Kaminetsky in Kovetz Halchos 9:18,19 holds one should make havdallah on wine and the person making it should drink the wine and they can use a regular size cup and finish all the contents. In the footnotes(18) its brought that Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurabach would drink the wine himself instead of giving it to a katan. Rav Moshe also held that one ...



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