Thursday, April 30, 2015

Clearing the Seudah Shelishit Table

Clearing the Seudah Shelishit Table
Day: Thursday
Date: April 30, 2014
Parshat: Aharei Mot/Kidoshim
Yalkut Yosef: 323

A person who is planning to take a nap on Shabbat should not say that he is taking the nap so he won't be tired after Shabbat. He may however take a nap for that reason without saying that it is for that reason. Even if he wants to be wide awake only in order to do mitzvot after Shabbat he still should not state that as the reason for his nap. If there is an eruv one may bring his tallit or his siddur home from shul even if he wont need it until the next day or until the following Shabbat. Even though one should not wash the dishes after Seudah Shelishit (unless he will need them again on Shabbat) it is still permissable to clean off the table since that is done to make the room more orderly and not to prepare for after Shabbat. If no one will go into the dining room until after Shabbat, the table should not be cleaned off. Likewise, a shul that has their Seudah Shelishit in the same room that they pray Arvit may clean up before Shabbat ends so they can pray there. If the room is not being used, they should not clean up until after Shabbat. The exception to this rule is on Sukkot and Hol Hamoed Sukkot. Since it would be an affront to leave used dishes or an unclean table in the Sukkah one may clean up even if the Sukkah will not be used until after Shabbat is over.

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