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R. Belsky was asked "How much must one lean for proper heseiba, 10 degrees, 45 degrees, or 90 degrees?" He answered that heseiba does not refer to awkward lateral leaning. He notes that he recounted that he saw a tapestry depicting heseiba and realized that the act refers not to awkward leaning, but to comfortable reclining. He demonstrated how this can be ...


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Enlightened by the approaches taken in other answers and encouraged by the large number of views, I suggest this analysis as an answer to my own question. There is agreement on the web that dressed weight is about 50% (e,g, sites below). There is less agreement on the weight of a lamb of a year of age or under. This site gives the weight of lambs at 12 ...


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I am trying to figure out mathematically how many people were at a typical Pesach seder in the times of the Temple. Not mathematically, but Josephus (Wars book 6 chapter 9 section 3) says: that feast which is called the Passover, when they slay their sacrifices, from the ninth hour till the eleventh, but so that a company not less than ten belong to ...


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Per this PDF, a lean, shorn lamb will provide about 46lb (20.8kg) of meat. Assuming that the weight given excludes the bones and other inedible portions of the animal (such as chelev), if a 1/8lb serving is used, per the OP, we get 368 servings, or that many places at a seder.


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The Piskei Teshuvos Siman 473:2 writes that even those who are noheg to say sahlom aliechem and eishes cheil on Yom tov should not say it the night of pesach in order to hurry and make kiddush right away,since it is a mitzva to do so.(Vayged Moshe 13:2) However,he brings in footnote 9 that there are those who still say these items such as Chassidei ...



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