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Klilos Chasanim - page 79 in the name of Mesechtas Kallah Rabsi 1:1, Shaalos U'Teshuvos Peer Hador 9, Igros HaRam 23, Tanya Rabsai 91, Beer Haitaiv 62:3, Knesses Hagedola 9:3, Sidur Bais Oved says that if one skipped a Bracha of the Sheva Brachos you just say the skipped Bracha at that point as the order is not Meakaiv.


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Bavli Ketubbot 8a: לוי איקלע לבי רבי בהלוליה דר"ש בריה בריך חמש רב אסי איקלע לבי רב אשי בהלוליה דמר בריה בריך שית...רב אשי איקלע לבי רב כהנא יומא קמא בריך כולהו מכאן ואילך אי איכא פנים חדשות בריך כולהו ...&rml; Levi came to Rebbi's house after R Shimon [Rebbe's] son's wedding and said [all] of the blessings. Rav Assi came to Rav Ashi's house after Mar [...


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Shevet HaLevi Volume 8 Siman 280 at the end says that even on Chol HaMoed succos when you have the Ushpizin you still need a Panim Chadoshos.


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You have to make as many as will make the couple happy. There is no obligation to have a fixed number of meals, but there is an obligation for the couple to be happy (or to make the couple happy (ShA EH 64:1, 65:1)). So instead of focusing on having ten men present for a Minyan or new people around when they aren't really good friends anyway (there's often ...


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Wikipedia claims (with no source given) that No one reads a special haftarah for a bridegroom any longer, except the Karaites. This is a revised edition of something I myself added to that article in 2004. While I didn't cite any source (and, still, there's no citation for that claim in the Wikipedia article), I do remembering having researched the issue,...


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The Mishna in Megillah (23b) says they need a Minyan, and the Gemara there clarifies that the groom himself can count as one of the 10. The Gemara (Kallah Rabbati 1:3, Ketubbot 7a) derives this requirement from Boaz (Ruth 4:2). Although a Minyan is require to recite the full Sheva Berachot, the Shulchan Arukh (EH 62:4) rules that a Minyan is not required to ...


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The Vilna Gaon states that simcha can exist internally, but sasson is a greater level of simcha where it manifests itself externally through your actions. That's why we say "Yasis alayich elokayich kimisos chassan al kallah" - during the wedding he is more than happy, he is "overjoyed."


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The longstanding traditional Jewish practice is to have all 7 blessings said by one person. Those (see that link) who discuss the new practice of splitting up the blessings do not differentiate in their argumentation between any of the shorter blessings. See too Benei Vanim 4:6 who discusses your question and sees no Halachic reason to distinguish the ...


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See the Gemara Kesuvos for the source for 7 days for virgin and less than that for previously married woman (7a-7b): אלא הא דתניא שקדו חכמים על תקנת בנות ישראל שיהא שמח עמה ג' ימים מיתיבי מברכין לבתולה שבעה ולאלמנה יום אחד מאי לאו אפילו אלמנה שנשאת לבחור לא לאלמון אבל לבחור מאי שבעה אי הכי ליתני מברכין לבתולה שבעה ולאלמנה שנשאת לבחור שבעה ולאלמנה ...


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I believe you're right that, in Biblical Hebrew, binyan cannot be construct with ade ad: For one thing, ade ad is not used as the complement of a construct noun in Tanach.For another, ade ad seems to be an adverb:It seems to be used as an adverb wherever it appears (Is. 65:18; Ps. 83:18, 92:8, 132:12,14).Moreover, ade is the same as (the preposition) ad (...


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The Yam Shel Shelomo (Kesuvos 1:20) writes that the brachos are primarily directed towards the chosson, and so if the bride is not present then they may still make all seven brachos, as long as the groom is there. The China v'Chisda on Kesubos (vol. 1, p. 113b) agrees, though he quotes the Ritva as holding that both the bride and groom must be present. He ...


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Rabbi Mordechai Farkash (from Bellevue, Washington) suggests that this is dependant on the reason for the requirement of having a Panim Chadashos to be able to say Sheva Brochos. The Rambam (Hilchos Brochos 2:10) implies that when there is a new person present who has not yet heard the Sheva Brochos he becomes obligated to say them, which is why we can ...


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The Gemara Ketubot (8a) states that after the first day, Rav Ashei would only recite the sheva berakhot if there was someone new. The implication is that it is a complete requirement, and no exception is made if you wanted to have someone new who never came. One would only recite "Asher bara" as stated there in Ketubot. This is referenced in numerous ...


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Nit'ei Gavriel addresses the first two items There is a controversy regarding someone who attended the Chuppah and heard the Sheva Brachot. The ruling is to be lenient and consider him panim chadashot Someone who stayed for the meal for a significant length of time is not panim chadashot regardless of whether he stayed for Sheva Brachot at the end or left ...


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The Shulchan Aruch discusses this in Even HaEzer 62:2-3. In short, one can marry multiple women at one Chuppah ceremony and say one set of Sheva Brachot for all of them together. If one does this, he must have separate subsequent celebratory periods for each of the women individually (because of "ein mearvin"). If there are multiple weddings happening ...


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According to chabad.org the answer is yes because all seven of the brachos (from the wedding) are said - hence the name. Here is the relevant paragraph. Note that if there are other sheva brachot being arranged for this couple, someone who has not been at any of the other meals must be present. A minyan (quorum of ten adult Jewish men) must be present in ...


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Sha'arei Teshuvah, Orach Chaim 188:8 quotes Ginat V'radim who writes that in such a case, even according to those who say we always follow the beginning of a meal, that only applies to mentioning the day's properties as part of birkat hamazon (i.e. in this case reciting r'tzei), but not to reciting sheva brachot.


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Indeed, Rashi (Kesubos 8a) agrees with your intution: והתקין לו ממנו: מגופו מצלעותיו And he fashioned for him, from him: From his body; from his ribs. However, an alternate explanation is noted by R. Aaron ben Jacob Hakohen of Lunel in Orchos Chaim (Hil. Kiddushin § 21): והתקין לו ממנו בנין עדי עד: פי׳ הנפש השכלית שנחצבת מגלגל תשיעי ועומדת ...


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The Aruch HaShulchan writes in OH 559:9 that although from the letter of the law, when Tisha b'Av is pushed off from Shabbos, people involved in a bris can daven mincha and then break the fast during the day, that "we never heard of anyone doing such a thing" and that not only for Tisha b'Av, but on any fast that is pushed off, we don't make any meal during ...


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In addition to the above, Rav Shalom Meshash (Tevuot Shamesh, Even HaEzer 148) unequivocally, even post facto, rules that yes, we do. Rav Moshe Paniri, Talmid of Chacham Ben Tzion Abba Shaul, (Beit Chatanim vol. 2 page 297) is less sure.


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The Yam Shel Shelomo (Kesuvos 1:20) writes that the brachos are primarily directed towards the chosson, and so if the bride is not present then they may still make all seven brachos, as long as the groom is there. The China v'Chisda on Kesubos (vol. 1, p. 113b) agrees, though he quotes the Ritva as holding that both the bride and groom must be present. He ...


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Rav Ovadia (Yabia Omer (vol. 5 Even HaEzer 8), Yalkut Yosef (Sova Semachot 3:17, 17:12-17)) and Rav Moshe HaLevi (Birkat Hashem (vol. 4 page 395)) make heavy use of Safek Berachot LeHakel to avoid making Sheva Berachot beyond the seventh day. As such, if the last day of Sheva Berachot is Shabbat and Seudah Shelishit goes past the end of Shabbat, he argues ...


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The only Biur Halacha to OC 549 strongly implies that the bride and groom do not need to complete the fast when it is pushed off, but they do when it is not pushed off. He implies that all 4 of the Churban-related fasts are the same in this regard. (Rav Ovadia Yosef makes a parallel diyuk to what I am making in Yehavveh Da'at 3:37). While the Magen Avraham (...


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There is no question that the person saying the beracho should wait. The Chosson and Kallah need to hear every word of the beracho since it is being made on the wine for them. It is better that a minyan hears every word too. Thus, the standard practice among gedolim who say sheva Berachos is to wait until the singing stops and then continue. (Source: ...


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In "The Spirit of the Maggid", Rabbi Krohn quotes Rabbi David Cohen that it's "because communities had become so large, that there could be Chassanim in Shul every week and the Sos Asis haftarah would have to be read so many times while the other Haftaros would be left out".


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In "Minhagim of Worms", it says as follows: "Nissuin on Shabbos - Brautloft When a Chupah takes place on Friday, Shabbos is called Brautloft (Bruitloft, Breiluft). [This was not a common occurrence, as discussed earlier, but was done at various times]. (FN 21 - The word Brautloft is translated as wedding, although the actual Chupah ceremony was on Friday, ...


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This case comes up in the Rishonim, and the answer is simply no, the Seudah must be made Lichvod Chattan veKallah to be considered Simchat and Beit Chattanim. Birkat Hashem (vol. 4 page 345), Shalmei Simcha page 347, Shevet HaLevi (vol. 10 Siman 247:3)


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Actually, it's Rashi, not the gemara, that says that... Ultimately, people use it because it's nice, not because it's 100% accurate vis a vis dikduk and the gemara. Lots of derashot do this - they take liberty in deviating from the peshat for the purposes of providing a nice message... After further thought, the "Binyan Aday Ad" is referring not to Chavah, ...


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The question wording is actually inaccurate, Halachically speaking - make Sheva Brachos during the week after the Chassanah. While common practise it to "make Sheva Brachos", Halachically, Sheva Brachos are said at meals after the wedding under specific conditions. See the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Siman 149 for details. Essentially, in the case of 2 people ...


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According to many contemporary Poskim - Rav Ovadia (Yabia Omer vol. 6 Even HaEzer 9), Rav Mordechai Eliyahu (“Hilchot Shidduchim and Chatunah” by R’ Shmuel Eliyahu), Rav Moshe HaLevi (Birkat Hashem (vol. 4 page 246)), and the Tzitz Eliezer (vol. 13 Siman 99) - if the Chattan and Kallah were both present and ate bread at the beginning of the meal, the guests ...


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