March 11, 2012 12:08 am at 12:08 am #602421gabieMember
How many times are you noheg to dip your fingers in the spilled Havdalla wine and where do you apply your wet finger to?March 11, 2012 12:36 am at 12:36 am #858544Sam2Participant
Not my Minhag. I once heard a prominent Rov call it a Minhag Bal Tashchis though.March 11, 2012 1:08 am at 1:08 am #858545WolfishMusingsParticipant
I once heard a prominent Rov call it a Minhag Bal Tashchis though
Once the wine/grape juice is already spilled, how is it Ba’al Tashchis when it’s just going to get poured out anyway?
Or is he referring to the whole idea of putting out the havadallah candle with the wine/grape juice?
The WolfMarch 11, 2012 1:12 am at 1:12 am #858546147Participant
I don’t dip my fingers & then put them into my pockets etc., because after I did do so once or twice, my pockets & fingers became so sticky thereafter, that I discontinued this practice.March 11, 2012 1:34 am at 1:34 am #858547avhabenParticipant
Sam, lemme guess your “prominent Rov” is from YU.March 11, 2012 1:58 am at 1:58 am #858548yitzchokmParticipant
Really? I always find it interesting when people say that a prominent Rov would make fun of a minhag.March 11, 2012 4:36 am at 4:36 am #858549gabieMember
Getting back to the original questions, how many times do you dip your fingers and where do you apply your wet fingers to (which pockets, ears, eyebrows.)March 11, 2012 5:12 am at 5:12 am #858550koillel101Member
we dip and then put on temples, on back of neck, and on eyes and by this we say “mitzvas hashem bara meiras einayim”.
I x know who we follow but this is how i grew up doing it.March 11, 2012 5:57 am at 5:57 am #858552elicpaMember
The Rema writes in Siman 296 “one spills from the cup after Havdalah and puts out the fire and washes his eyes in it due to love of the mitzvah. So in answer to your question, i touch the wine and then my eyes (like i would do in the morning with water). So which “prominent Rav” argues on the Rema? Maybe he meant like the Mishna Berurah writes to only overflow the cup a little bit because of the loss of the juice, i.e. more than a little bit would be baal tashchis.
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