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Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi

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SECTION 487 The Order of the Pesach Evening Service (1-8) 1 During the Evening, Morning, and Afternoon Services of all the festivals, In this section, the term “festival” refers to the sacred days of the festival. one should recite [seven blessings in the...
SECTION 486 The Laws Pertaining to the Measure of a Kezayis (1-2) 1 [The term] kezayis, [translated as “an olive-sized portion,”] that is universally used [refers to an olive] that is neither small, nor large, but of average size. Keilim 17:8. This type o...
SECTION 485 The Laws Pertaining to a Person who Took an Oath Not to Eat Matzah (1-3) 1 A person who took an oath not to eat matzah on the night of Pesachshould be compelled to eat [it. Kesubos 86a relates that a person should be compelled by force to obse...
SECTION 484 [The Laws Pertaining to a Person] who Desires to Conduct a Seder in Several Homes (1-6) 1 How should a person conduct himself when he desires to conduct Sedarim in a number of homes, because no one in those [homes] knows how to recite Kiddush,...
SECTION 483 The Laws Pertaining to a Person who does not Have Wine [for Pesach] (1-6) 1 When a person does not have wine or any other beverage that is “the wine of the region,” See sec. 272:10-11 and sec. 472:28-29, where this term is defined. he should r...
SECTION 482 The Laws Pertaining to a Person who does not Have Matzah that was Guarded (1-7) 1 [The following laws apply when a person] has only one olive-sized portion As the Alter Rebbe proceeds to state, in this subsection he is speaking about an instan...
SECTION 481 Not to Drink after the Four Cups [of Wine] (1-2) 1 It has become universal Jewish custom from the early generations [onward] to refrain from drinking wine or any other intoxicating beverage after [drinking] the fourth cup [of wine. See sec. 47...
SECTION 480 The Order of the Fourth Cup [of Wine] (1-5) 1 After one drinks the cup [of wine] over which Grace after Meals was recited, it is necessary to blend The Alter Rebbe is paraphrasing the mishnah in Pesachim 117b. See sec. 473:1. See also sec. 479...
SECTION 471 The Prohibition Against Eating [a Meal of] Bread, [i.e., Rich Matzah,] after the Tenth Hour on the Day before Pesach (1-14) 1 All people – even those whose constitution are not extremely delicate As reflected by sec. 470:9 and subsection 3, be...
SECTION 470 The Fast of the Firstborn on the Day Before Pesach (1-9) 1 It is customary for the firstborn to fast Sofrim 21:3. See also sec. 429:9-11, where the laws of fasting during the month of Nissan are mentioned. See also sec. 249:12, where related m...
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