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As already discussed here , Halacha disallows inviting non Jews on Yom Tov (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 512:1). However, it is allowed on Shabbat, (Tur Orach Chaim 325). However, there are technical issues that need to be taken into account when inviting non-Jews to a Shabbat tables. Here are some issues: Wine: If it's not cooked (Mevushal) then you have ...


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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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See the Magen Avraham, Orach Chaim 225:4. He points out a couple things: It is a Mitzvah for the father to make a Seudah (festive meal) on the day his son turns 13 (enters his 14th year, i.e. not the evening he turns 13, but the next day). This is equal to the obligation to make a Wedding Seudah. If the son makes a Drashah (Torah speech/lecture) in honor ...


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An excerpt from this article in which Rav Eliyashiv is discussion adopting various non-jewish practices there is a source which would seem to prohibit it and is cited as follows the Gra (to Shulchan Aruch [Yoreh Deah 178]) rules stringently, that we are even forbidden to adopt non-Jewish rituals that are based on obvious and positive motivations. ...


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Emunas Itecha 2 - Parshas Balak - Rabbi Moshe Wolfson Shlita says that similar to Succos where every day we go around the Bima once and on Hoshana Raba seven times on Shabbos we say Mizmor L'David once by each Seuda and three times by Shalosh Seudos, as Shalosh Seudos is Kollel all the Seudos.


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The Talmud (Pesachim 102a) says that if a group was eating and finished after Shabbat started, they take one cup of wine and recite bentiching on it, and take a second and say Kiddush on it. Ran (20b in the Rif, s.v. Kos Rishon) writes: ואע"פ שאינו אוכל כלל לאחר קידוש היום כיון שגמרו שם סעודתם מקום סעודה מיקרי:‏ Even though they are not consuming ...



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