There is an obligation for men to eat meat and drink wine on each day of Chol HaMoed, assuming one normally enjoys their consumption. I have three questions regarding this obligation:

  1. May one fulfill this obligation at night or only during the day? Why or why not?
  2. Does this obligation follow the particular details of other eating and drinking obligations? For instance, must one have a rivi'is of wine within kdei shtiyas rivi'is, and a kezayis of meat within kdei achilas pras?
  3. Must the meat and wine be consumed together in one sitting, or can they be consumed separately at different times throughout the day?

Sources or convincing arguments appreciated!

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  • -1 for a poorly-worded question. ❧ Your source says nothing about being obligated to eat meat. All it says is: "One should ... make an effort to eat meat every day of Chol Hamoed." ❧ Please: Edit your post. Make your words better match your source, or cite a source which better matches your words. ❧ Thanks in advance! Commented Oct 16, 2019 at 21:54
  • It's best to consume wine together with slow-digesting proteins or fats (e.g. meat, fish, nuts, or legumes), instead of with a quick-digesting meal (e.g. a jam sandwich) or on an empty stomach. Alcohol is somewhat toxic to the brain, liver, and pancreas; if the wine reaches your intestines too quickly, this toxicity may be magnified. Commented Oct 16, 2019 at 23:43

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Nemukei Orach Chaim 529:2 writes that one should have a revi'is of wine. Hilchot Chol HaMoed Zichron Shlomo (page 3; based on Sh”t Rosh 25:1), on the other hand, writes that a melo lugmav is sufficient.

Regarding your third question: My intuition tells me that separate times are definitely not a problem.

See http://dinonline.org/2016/04/28/drinking-wine-on-chol-hamoed/ for the pace at which the wine should be drunk.

See also http://revach.net/ask/article.php?id=2162.

Some authorities maintain that, at every meal eaten on Chol HaMoed, wine must be drunk. (See Emes L'Yaakov by Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky, siman 530, footnote 483.)


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