I have asked in a different question for the citation to the Pri Megadim that I've heard says it's ossur to cook on yom tov for the purpose of eating the food Bein Hashmoshos.

Although a makor for that hasn't been posted yet, I'd like to ask another question in that regard (assuming that the Pri Megadim says in fact what I think he says).

Would it be muter on Shabbos to prepare a food that would be eaten bein hashmoshos, or would this be a problem of "preparing" on Shabbos for the weekday (based on the fact that bein hashmoshos is "sofek lyleh" (possibly night) and is perhaps already the next day, so that it would turn out that the person prepared the food specifically for the next day)? I'm of course speaking of a case where the person's whole intention was to make the food to specifically eat it during the time of bein hashmoshos (if it would be part of the 3rd official Shabbos meal then obviously that would be a different story).

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    May you begin to eat bein hashmoshot on Shabbas? Nov 6, 2012 at 21:42
  • @CharlesKoppelman - I don't know, presumably not. But let's say it's a case that you want to give the food to children (which however could be answered if it's being done for a child then certainly we wouldn't be worried about issues of preparing on Shabbos for weekday.) At least your intention when making the food is that it should be for bein hoshmoshos
    – Yehoshua
    Nov 6, 2012 at 21:57
  • @CharlesKoppelman You can if you made havdala at plag.
    – Double AA
    Nov 6, 2012 at 23:25
  • Yehoshua, can you clarify more explicitly in the question which bein hashemashot of Shabbat you're referring to?
    – Double AA
    Nov 6, 2012 at 23:29
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    @sah judaism.stackexchange.com/a/57268/759 I heard of it happening once in a community expecting a hurricane to hit in a couple hours.
    – Double AA
    Sep 13, 2018 at 12:21

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Biur Halacha (503:1 "Beyom Tov") writes that it forbidden to prepare from before shkiya for after shkiya. Shmiras Shabbas Kehilchoso Chapter 28 footnote 168 quotes this with regards to Shabbos as well. (See there that he discusses preparing during Bein Hashmoshos for Bein Hashmoshos).

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