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I see a many reasons to be lenient: In regards to brachos according to the Gra and Pri Megadim (and Bircas hamazon according to the Magen Avraham (see below)) the requirement of speaking in front of a king is described by tosfos 31b and shulchan aruch 185:4 (as understood by Magen Avraham) to mean that "even when he cannot speak in a truly appropriate ...


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Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach writes that the night of the seder is called leil shimurim(night of watching) and it would be improper to mention mayim achronim which was enacted to prevent danger.


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I suggest that since this is supposed to be a normal part of every meal there was no need to mention it. This is not like Kiddush, washing after Maggid, and the beracha of HaMotzie, because, even though they are also part of every Shabbos and Yom Tov meal, one might be confused about where to place them in the proceedings. We might think that Kiddush should ...


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(Loosely based on the Lehmann haggadah.) Edus are mitzvos that testify based on historical experience, so this is what the wise son sees on Pesach, so he refers to these mitzvos first. Chukim are often religious ceremonies. In the case of Pesach, various religious ceremonies have been constructed around the basic notion of remembering yetzias mitzrayim, so ...


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The OP's first question was: When one makes a bracha on food, does he make the bracha on a specific piece of food that he needs to eat from? See here for a relevant discussion. It is clear from there that the bracha goes on the specific food I am planning on eating. There is a machlokes regarding the rest of the food, as mentioned there. We also see from Y....


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It doesn't mention korbanos: it mentions atonement. I don't know why there's that difference, but I guess the reason is as follows. Atonement is omitted from the poem/song so as to keep the meter and structure. It's added to the followup so as to end on an especially positive note.


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Most reishonim (based off Rashi )learn that the chacham is asking why do we eat the Chagiga before the Pesach if the Pesach is the main mitzva. Therefore the Pesach should be eaten first.


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He's wise enough to know that the Haggadah was set up with a question answer format, so he obliges and asks. The fact that he knows the answer is irrelevant.


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Welcome to the site Josh, and thank you for your great question - looking forward to seeing you around more! The first thing that comes to mind is the Mishna in Avos (4:1) בֶּן זוֹמָא אוֹמֵר, אֵיזֶהוּ חָכָם, הַלּוֹמֵד מִכָּל אָדָם - Ben Zoma said:Who is wise? He who learns from every man, The wise son is the one who shows he wants to learn. He's not ...


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As per @N.T. See https://www.sefaria.org/Berakhot.55a?lang=bi אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹחָנָן: אֵין הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא נוֹתֵן חָכְמָה אֶלָּא לְמִי שֶׁיֵּשׁ בּוֹ חָכְמָה, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר: ״יָהֵב חׇכְמְתָא לְחַכִּימִין וּמַנְדְּעָא לְיָדְעֵי בִינָה״. שְׁמַע רַב תַּחְלִיפָא בַּר מַעְרְבָא וְאַמְרַהּ קַמֵּיהּ דְּרַבִּי אֲבָהוּ. אָמַר לֵיהּ: אַתּוּן מֵהָתָם מַתְנִיתוּ ...


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In Shmiras Shabbas Khilchasa 62: footnote 27 it discusses the issues of maybe havdala being a possible hefsek for a woman. First he mentions that the woman should hear kiddush and havdalah from a man and that would not be considered a hefesk. However ,he mentions that since women took on havdala as an obligation it is not a hefsek and they can do yaknahaz,...


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R. Moshe Stern in Be'er Moshe V:136 writes that that a woman should not deviate from her regular custom when seder night falls on motza'ei shabbat, but instead should say havdalah as part of kiddush. R. Menashe Klein in Mishneh Halachot VIII:36 writes that maybe it would be better for a woman reciting kiddush to listen to the havdalah-blessing and answer ...


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