Get the best of Chabad.org content every week!
Find answers to fascinating Jewish questions, enjoy holiday tips and guides, read real-life stories and more!
ב"ה

The Special Meal Before Tisha b’Av: Interruption or Initiation?

Autoplay Next

The Special Meal Before Tisha b’Av: Interruption or Initiation?

Observance of Tisha B’av seems to require a proverbial Seuda Hamafseket or “Last Supper” before the fasting commences. But why make hay out of final morsels; after all isn't it about abstention? A quick glance at the Mishna serves to solidify the query. Yet, a careful analysis of early Talmudic sources along with classic medieval commentary reveals tantalizing meaning and deeper purpose. A fresh new understanding of what this final meal represents, with a special emphasis on its hidden flavors can only be fully appreciated in its unusual Shabbat incarnation.
Listen to Audio | Download this MP3
Halacha, Tisha B’Av, Minhag

Start a Discussion

Related Topics