A while ago (at least 25 years ago) I recall a friend's mother saying there was a minhag in Tzfat to eat dessert first, because if you had to suddenly stop your meal in the middle because the Moshiach came, you would not have to miss dessert. Now, this friend's mother has a very good sense of humor; and this happened long enough ago that she might have been kidding, but at the time I was too young to realize it. However I figured I would ask if anyone else has heard of this minhag in Tzfat or anywhere else.

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    i am very machmir on this one, although I have neevr heard of it. :) – David Kenner Dec 9 '18 at 23:37
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    If the dessert food was milchig but you were having fleishig, it may be a good idea. – ezra Dec 10 '18 at 0:42
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    I often do this on Shabbat, my kids love 'backwards dinner" and that way they get to have cake and ice cream as well as chicken. Nothing to do with Moschiach, though – Josh K Dec 10 '18 at 1:13
  • This is a mistake. Because the order is strength, not kdima bebrachot – kouty Dec 10 '18 at 4:59
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    Probably not the only strange thing they do in tzfas – Dr. Shmuel Dec 10 '18 at 19:05

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