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Kiddush (Daf Yomi Pesachim 102)

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“One does not perform mitzvot in bundles.”

If all the Daf Yomi readings were as short as the last few, I might have time to read more fiction. Today’s Daf Yomi discussion continues from the previous day on the interruption of a meal. A group of friends are dining together and leave the table for some purpose – perhaps to check on an early spring garden.

Rabbi Yehuda would allow the group of diners to forgo the prayer over wine when they return to the table only if they left someone behind. Yesterday, that person was someone older who was just too tired to step away with the group or perhaps someone who wanted a moment alone at the table. The majority opinion, which is characterized as lenient, would allow the group that returned to the table to forgo the blessing over wine regardless of whether someone was left........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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