IT’S THAT SHABBOS WITH THE VEXING PROBLEM AGAIN—WHAT TO SAY IN BENTCHING OF SEUDAH SHLISHIS ON SHABBOS EREV ROSH CHODESH:
- Don’t eat “pahs” (challah, bread, cake) after sheki’ah–and only say retzei.
- If you did, but not past 20 minutes after sheki’ah, only say retzei.
- If you did eat “pahs” past 20 minutes, you have a problem. Aruch haShulchan says only retzei, MB says only ya’aleh veyavoh or maybe both. So don’t do this. Control yourself!
To accommodate everyone, we will be shortening Minchah by not saying “Tzidkosscho tzedek“,thus enabling everyone to start their seudah shlishis that much earlier.
“And the Cloud covered the Ohel Mo’ed, and HaShem’s Glory filled the Mishkan. And Moshe could not enter the Ohel Moed, since the Cloud rested upon it, and HaShem’s Glory filled the Mishkan.
We can, and do, enter our Mikdash Me’aht any time we want to. We must ever be careful not to let that familiarity create a lessening of our kovod and morah (awe) for kedushas Beis K’nesses or Beis Medrash.