Thursday, August 7, 2008

Halocho #141 - When do we eat the Seudat Mafseket?

The fast of 9 B'Av begins at sunset; this year it starts at sunset slightly before Motzai Shabbat and lasts until Sunday night.

Usually the Seudat Mafseket - the "final meal" before the fast of 9 B'Av - is eaten while seated on the floor. It typically consists of a cold hard boiled egg and bread which is dipped into ashes.

Since the fast of 9 B'Av is on Sunday, there is no Seudat Mafseket this year.

One can eat a normal Se'udat Shlishit - 3rd Shabbat meal - however one needs to stop eating and drinking before sunset.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 125:1

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  1. You didn't include what should be eaten. Is it ok to eat a meat meal?

  2. Oops.

    Yes - it's OK to eat a meat meal at Se'udat Shlishit.

    Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 125:1
    תשעה באב שחל באחד בשבת אוכלין בשר ושותין יין.
    ואפילו בסעודה שלישית שלאחר מנחה מותר בכל