Is it better to eat egg Matza at the Seuda or is it better to eat Challa at the Seuda? What are the pros and cons of either choice?

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    I'm assuming you're talking about where the 1st night of Pesach is Motzei Shabbos? – yydl Apr 14 '11 at 18:35
  • Actually not! I am talking in a year like this year. – Gershon Gold Apr 14 '11 at 18:47
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    @Gershon then why not just eat Challa? There's plenty of time to clean... – yydl Apr 14 '11 at 23:42


Pros = oneg Shabbos, For sure a seuda as long as you eat a kizayis

Con = Hametz which causes stress for neurotic housewives on almost erev Pesah

Egg Matzoh:

Pro: Not Hametz and therefore does not cause stress for neurotic housewives on almost erev Pesah

Cons: Not really oneg Shabbos when compared to Challah (unless you have strange taste or bad Challah), In order to for sure be a kevias seudah and require HaMotzi and Bircas hamazon according to all opinions you would need to eat 4 or 5 kebeitzos of it.

Hashem told us that Pesah (regarding issur hametz) starts on the 14th of Nisan, in the afternoon. Why should we add more than what Hazal saw fit to add to that time? Get the ladies some psychotherapy and let us men enjoy our Shabbos seudos the way they were meant to be!

  • Shloshim yom achar hachag sho'alim v'dorshim b'ofi hachag? – WAF Apr 15 '11 at 2:38
  • Mishenichnas Adar marbin besimha ve'ain mema'atin besimha ad shenichnas Av! ;-) – Yahu Apr 15 '11 at 6:43

Yet another possibility: use challah, but eat it on your porch or whatever, away from the Shabbos table. Then return to the table and eat the rest of the (Pesachdik) meal. That is what my family and I do.

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