Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Zroah

The Zroah
Day: Wednesday
Date: April 1, 2015
Parshat: Shemini
Yalkut Yosef: 474/5

The Sephardic custom is to not say a beracha on the second or fourth of the four cups. Only on the first and third. Ashkenazim however do say a beracha on each cup. Many people have a custom not to eat any roasted meat on the night of the Seder lest others think it's a korban. Even for those who do eat roasted meat, it is forbidden to eat the "Zroah." The reason is since the Zroah is roasted someone may think that it is a korban and it is being eaten outside of the Bet Hamikdash. Even though nowadays we unfortunately don't have the Bet Hamikdash and everyone will know that it is not a korban, nevertheless since the purpose of the Zroah is to remind us of the Korban Pesah it may not be eaten. It is permissible however to eat the Zroah the following day. May we merit to see the Moshiah and the rebuilding of the Bet Hamikdash very soon, amen.

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