According to Halacha, is the meal served at a Chanukat Habayit when you affix a mezuzah to your new home a Seudat Mitzvah? Or no, even though it is a traditional minhag is it not the status of a Seudat mitzvah?

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Those who hold its seudat mitzvah: Shu"t HaRabaz 1:43, Shu"t Avnei Nezer Yoreah Siman 384, Shu"t Titz Eliezer 10:32, Ben Ish Chai Shu"t Torah Lishma Siman 484, ארץ צבי על מסכת שבת עמוד קע"ז (לרא"צ פרומר הי"ד)

Those who give contingencies for it to become a seudat mitzvah:

  1. Chavot Ya’ir 70/Yam Shel Shlomo Bava Kama 7:37/Magen Avraham Orach Chaim Siman 568 Seif Katan 5- there needs to be words of Torah shared.

  2. Shu"t Be'er Sheva Siman 70/Rambam Hilchot Melachim 7:14/בשו"ת בית ישראל לר"י הורביץ סימן נ"ח- only a seudat mitzvah if done in Israel.

Those who say its just a minhag: Radak Sefer Hashorashim ערך חנך Siman ב

These are the sources I used:


Yalkut Yosef Sovea Semachot first volume

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