It’s that Shabbos with the vexing problem again: What to say in bentching of Seudah Shlishis on Shabbos Erev Rosh Chodesh?
- Best Option: Don’t eat “pas” (challah, bread, cake) after sheki’ah, and only say “retzei”.
- Next Option: If you did eat “pas”, but not past 20 minutes after sheki’ah, only say “retzei”.
- If you did eat “pas” past 20 minutes, you have a problem. Aruch HaShulchan says to say only “retzei”, MB says to say only “ya’aleh veyavoh”, or maybe both. So don’t do this. Exercise that self-control muscle that the Chovohs HaLevavohs is always talking about.
As a public service, we will be shortening Minchah by not saying “Tzidkosscho tzedek,” thus enabling everyone to start their seudah shlishis that much earlier.