Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Toldos 5778

Tefilla Halacha

It’s that Shabbos with the vexing problem again: What to say in bentching of Seudah Shlishis on Shabbos Erev Rosh Chodesh?

  1. Best Option: Don’t eat “pas” (challah, bread, cake) after sheki’ah, and only say “retzei”.
  2. Next Option: If you did eat “pas”, but not past 20 minutes after sheki’ah, only say “retzei”.
  3. 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.