Someone said that his rabbi (maybe Sifardi) said that it is ok to eat leftover meat (dishes) from Shabbos during the 9 days.

Is this true?
Source please.


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The Birkei Yosef 551/6 brings those that permit it to be eaten.

However, the Magen Avraham 551/26, Prei Megadim 551/26, Derech Hachaim 9, Mishneh Berurah 551/56 and the Aruch Hashulchan 551/24, write that it may not be eaten.

I don't know about the minhag of the Sefradim.

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    Do you know the minhag of the Ashkenazim?
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 23:34
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    – user9643
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 23:40
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    Why wouldn't baal tashchis be a bigger problem than meat during the 9 days?
    – Dude
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 23:58
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    @Dude 1 freezer, 2.when they are forbiden you will make sure you have no Leftovers, 3. passivity (not eating) is not ball tashchis 4. You can feed it to animals
    – hazoriz
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 2:20
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    @hazoriz - I might add 5) For the sake of remembering the Bet Hamikdash, we should be stringent in following rules of "sadness" during this period. The destruction of the Bet Hamikdash is a bigger deal than the destruction of food. 6) Find a hungry Gentile.
    – DanF
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 13:57

This is indeed true although there aren't clear parameters (until when; only for seudah revi'it/melaveh Makkah, Sun. or later). The general permissibility is not a Sefard-Ashkenaz mahloket; it is a later-day "legal loophole" discussed by many Achronim; some were Sefardic and others were Ashkenazic.

Some Sefardim accepted this "loophole" as quoted in the answer from פרי זהב and some Ashkenazim too accepted it: R. Zvi Elimelech of Dinov (Bne Yisaschar, Tammuz-Av 1:10) R. Menashe Klein (Mishneh Halachot vol. 8 §219), R. Mordechai Winkler (Levushe Mordechai vol. 3 OC §49).

For a more thorough discussion on this question see R. Ovadiah Yosef in Chazon Ovadiah Arba Taniyot (177ff.)

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