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Parve food at school [closed]

If my school serves rice as a side dish to chicken, I am unsure whether or not they use the same silverware to serve us. Do I have to wait a full six hours after eating the rice or can I eat the rice ...
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Is the Chanukat Habayit meal a Seudat Mitzvah

According to Halacha, is the meal served at a Chanukat Habayit when you affix a mezuzah to your new home a Seudat Mitzvah? Or no, even though it is a traditional minhag is it not the status of a ...
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Is shalom Zachar held for treifa babies

Halacha exempts baby boys with serious injuries or illnesses from Pidyon Haben (see this answer). My question is whether a shalom Zachar Seudat mitzvah should be held for a baby boy like this?
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Latest time to eat the first Shabbat meal

What does the Halacha specify about the latest permissible time to eat the first Shabbat Seudat? Can it be eaten past midnight or no?
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Can Jews make a Siyum on mussar literature

In Halacha, can Jews make a Siyum upon completion of mussar literature? For example to eat meat during the 9 days. Or no, is this not a type of Torah learning which would warrant a Siyum Seudat ...
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Is there obligation to invite people to Seudat nissuin

According to Halacha, is there an obligation for a husband and/or groom to invite others to a Seudat Nissuin? Or are they free to not invite anyone else to the festive meal after the wedding?
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Shemini Atzeret coincides with Shabbat, Sukkah farewell and last meal

This year Shemini Azeret and Shabbat coincide. What is the last meal done in the Sukkah? Is Seudah Shelishit in this context has to take place in the Sukkah?
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Meal on Hoshanah Rabbah

People tell me there's an idea to have a big meal on Hoshanah Rabbah. I don't see this anywhere in Shulchan Aruch (668), Rema, or Mishnah Berurah. I see the Magen Avraham there says that people who ...
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Shalosh Seudos - 2nd Seuda at night

If one ate a second Seuda on Friday evening, does that count towards the Shalosh Seudos? Or does it have to be in the daytime?
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Kiddush as the second meal on Shabbat

It's common in some synagogues I go to to have a large kiddush with mezonot after Musaf, and then a large meal in the early afternoon. My questions are: First, does this fulfill the mitzvah of three ...
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Apparent contradiction in the Rosh Hashanah menu/diet

On the one hand, on Rosh Hashanah we don’t eat sour/bitter foods, on the other hand we eat foods that have a negative connotation (see Orach Chaim 583:1) and apply them to our enemies - so why can’t ...
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What comes first - apple in honey or pomegranate?

If one is planning on eating the pomegranate, which is one of the seven species, during the meal on Rosh Hashanah, should he eat that first, or does the apple in honey come first?
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Salt at the table during a meal

Concerning salt brought to the table at a meal, Tosafot cites a medrash, which I can't seem to find, which states that salt is a "protector". I know what the covenant with salt is; but how ...
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After-blessing for water that was covered by wine that was covered by bread

If one drank wine, and then drank water or juice, and forgot to bentch for what he drank, or if he did not need to bentch for the wine because it was from Kiddush, and then he had a meal right ...
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After-blessing upon drinking during a meal, when no longer feeling satiated but thirst is still quenched

If one is no longer feeling satiated from the meal he had, for which he can no longer recite Birkas Hamazon, would he still need to recite Al Hagefen or Borei Nefashos for what he drank during his ...
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Bread is no longer the staple food it was; implications for the Hamotzi blessing?

Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 177:1 states Food that you want to eat during a meal: if they are things that are connected to the meal (באים מחמת הסעודה) - that is, things that are people normally ...
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If I arrive late to a shabbos meal, do I need Lechem Mishneh, or can I rely on the others?

If I arrive late to a shabbos meal, and the others at the meal have already made Hamotzi on Lechem Mishneh, when I join them and wash for bread, do I need Lechem Mishneh of my own as well? Or can I ...
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Would having a matzah encased in glass work for lechem mishnah?

I just came across the idea in a tweet of encasing a matzah in a piece of glass on a challah board to enable you to always have lechem mishnah. It was a funny idea, but that got me wondering whether ...
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Is Pas Shacharis a Chiyuv or can I skip breakfast?

Is the mitzvah of paas shachris a chiyuv or is it halachically permissable for someone to not eat breakfast every morning? If it is a chiyuv what is the best way and also what is the simplest way to ...
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Must one arrange to have warm food on Shabbos day while traveling?

There is a mitzvah, or at least a strong minhag, to eat warm food at one's Shabbos day meal. What about when traveling? Must one arrange to always have warm food on Shabbos while traveling, or is this ...
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How much should a person eat on Chol Hamoed, Shabbos and Yom Tov?

The Tanya said food eaten on Shabbos is automatically elevated. I hear from a chossid that people should not do hiskafia on shabbos. However, the local Rosh Yeshiva said that eating more is not a ...
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Do we withdraw our hands from bread?

The Shulchan Aruch 177:2 rules that one who removes the bread from the table must make a new beracha on whatever he eats for the rest of the meal: ודברים הבאים לאחר סעודה קודם ברכת המזון שהיה מנהג ...
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Continuing a meal once chametz is prohibited

One starts a bread meal on the morning of erev pesach. One finishes eating all of the bread (and removes all crumbs etc.) before the end of the day's fourth hour, but wants to continue the meal by ...
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Should one eat matzah balls for seudah shelishit on Shabbat Erev Pesach?

When Erev Pesach falls on shabbat, one cannot eat chametz or matzah in the afternoon. What should one eat for seudah shelishit? (I am aware that Magen Avraham 444:1 suggests also eating seudah ...
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Regarding the סעודה in a פורים משולש,‎ how does the שלחן ערוך understand the ברייתא in מגילה not to be arguing on the ירושלמי?‎

The גמרא in מגילה דף ד ע"ב to ה ע"א discusses the דינים of a פורים on שבת brings a ברייתא (marking the Amoritic interpolation according to “רש"י ד"ה ”אדרבה‎‏):‎ תניא נמי הכי אף על ...
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Combining Purim meal with Friday night meal

Can you have a joint purim seuda and friday night meal if you started before skiah on the Friday. What are the implications - re continuing a meal into shabbos re benching, lighting candles, davening, ...
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Eating fish on Yom Tov?

Although there are many sources for eating fish on Shabbos, are there any Torah sources which encourage one to eat fish on Yom Tov?
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Source for choosing your meal guests wisely

During a recorded shiur I heard recently, the Rav quoted a Chazal saying, "The ותיקי ירושלים wouldn't eat a meal with others unless they knew the other guests so that they wouldn't join in a meal ...
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Seudah Ha'mafsekes: Must one wash?

When I was a child, my parents always ate a Seudah Hamafsekes ("separating meal") before Tisha B'Av. This meal consisted of bread, a hard-boiled egg dipped in ashes, and water. A friend of ...
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Eating bread with jam, then eats only jam, would he recite a shehakol?

If one is spreading jam on bread and eating it, and then eats only jam, without bread, would he make a shehakol on the jam, or would this be covered by the hamotzi?
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What is the significance of a yahrtzeit meal?

Some people are particular in having a yahrtzeit meal on the anniversary of someone's passing. Does this custom have any documented source, significance, or reason?
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Inviting non-Jews to a Shabbos meal - practical considerations

What are practical guidelines or tips to have in mind when hosting a non-Jew on Shabbos? Examples would be explain to them they shouldn't touch the lights, e.g., in the bathroom making sure they don'...
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Festive meals on Chanuka

The Shulchan Aruch states the meals on Chanuka are (only) permissible feasts (not seudas mitzvah) since these days were never instituted as days of festive meals. The Ramma quotes an opinion stating ...
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Is Rabeinu Yonah at all encouraging wasting any food?

Rabeinu Yonah discusses one of the ways of repentance as leaving a little food over after the meal. אך בעת מאכלו ועודנו תאב לאכול יניח ממנו לכבוד הבורא מתאוותיו, ואל יאכל כפי תאוותו. ודרך זה ...
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Can kiddush be made in the shul?

I've been to a few shuls on Shabbat morning where the rabbi recites Kiddush in the shul from the bimah. After that, the congregation proceeds to the Kiddush room to eat. Is this halachically ...
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How do people in Yerushalayim manage with Purim on Friday? [closed]

In Diaspora, the only time Purim is on Friday is when 1st Pesach is on Sunday. That's a rare occurrence. I vaguely recall what I did with managing Se'udat Purim on Friday and squeezing it in between ...
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Does a brit milah require the se'udah to be on the same day?

Suppose that an infant is healthy enough to have his brit (circumcision) on the eight day, but the doctor recommends that infant should not be exposed to a large crowd. So, they have the brit in the ...
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What must be eaten in a sukkah?

Suppose over Sukkot, one's hotel for chol ha moed won't have a sukkah. I'd like to know what one can eat that won't trigger the "meals must be eaten in a sukkah" issues. (I'm knowledgeable enough ...
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Is there a minhag to the order of eating fish & meat during Shabbat meals? [duplicate]

I've seen many people eat fish in addition to eating meat during a Shabbat meal. (See this for the origin of the fish minhag.) Almost every place I have attended as a guest (both Ashkenazim and ...
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How did the angel in "בבואו מאדום" Zemer make three mistakes?

I have always been puzzled by "בבואו מאדום" Zemer that many sing at Seuda Shlishis (actually found in the Bentcher as part of "Boruch Hashem Yom Yom"): בְּבוֹאוֹ מֵאֱדוֹם חֲמוּץ בְּגָדִים, זֶבַח ...
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Bracha on a bread-based dessert

Our local gourmet pizza establishment writes on the blackboard that "The Pizza is Hamotzi." Clear enough. (Maybe.) But then, they also serve a thing called "dessert pizza," which is their usual pizza ...
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What's the source of a custom not to eat meat at seudo shlishis?

Recently I hosted a traveller for Shabbos meals who follows a custom of not eating meat at seudo shlishis. (He would usually eat fish instead.) What is the origin/source of this custom and how ...
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What to do if bar mitzvah is on a fast day

Just out of curiosity, what does one do if his bar mitzvah falls on a fast day such as Yom Kippur or Tisha BeAv or any other of the 6 fast days? Is the seudah passed on to the next day? The previous ...
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Time for last meal if Tisha B’Av is on Sunday

If Tisha B’Av is coming on Sunday, when or what time is the last meal for Shabbat?
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Eating two consecutive meals on Shabbat Erev Pesach and Seudah Shlishit

When Erev Pesach was on Shabbat, nearly every shul rav I have encountered has advised this procedure on Shabbat morning: Daven very early so that Shabbat davening will end before the last time one is ...
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When a seudat mitzvah and minor fast both fall on Shabbat

The 31st day of a bechor's life falls on 17 Tammuz, which this year falls on Shabbat. The ta'anit for 17 Tammuz is observed the following day, on 18 Tammuz. Should the Pidyon HaBen be postponed to ...
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Continuing seuda in new place

Can i continue my hamotzi seuda in a place I didn't have in mind when I washed/started eating? If so, do I need to have a kzayis of bread in that place, or just a kzayis of anything in the meal? ...
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End of Seven Days of Sheva Brachos

If a couple is married before sunset/shkiya on Sunday, and have sheva berachos on the following shabbos, do they have sheva berachos at shabbos shalosh seudos if they start before sunset/shkiya yet ...
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Stringentness of Melava Malka Meal

How stringently is the Melava Malka meal to be taken into consideration? For example, if it would cause a great deal of Bittul Torah, would one still need to fulfill the meal? (which is not the case ...
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How does one have Seudah Shlishit when Erev Yom Tov occurs on Shabbat?

This site says: one may not eat a meal on the eve of a Festival starting from the time of the afternoon prayers, just like on Fridays before Shabbos. Does this mean that when Erev Yom Tov occurs ...
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