December 20, 2011 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm #601216
Can a person have a drink(shehakol)before lighting the chanukah menorah?December 20, 2011 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm #837150ED IT ORParticipant
as in the whole day?
why should you not be able to eat and drink?December 20, 2011 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm #837151Raphael KaufmanMember
Drink of what? Water is probably okay.December 21, 2011 12:02 am at 12:02 am #837152Sam2Participant
Water yes, other stuff no. Unless you assume that we don’t hold by that nowadays (for any of the several reasons given in the Achronim) and eat anything before lighting candles.December 21, 2011 12:06 am at 12:06 am #837153
Is it that hard to wait a little bit?December 21, 2011 12:36 am at 12:36 am #837154
Crazybrit and RK-it was hot cocoa and it was when it was dark.
Onegoal-it is quite hard to wait when I’m very thirsty, did not eat anything or drink the whole day.December 21, 2011 12:54 am at 12:54 am #837155mik5Participant
onegoal: maybe if the person is at work or on a bus and will light late in the night (8 PM, e.g.), can he drink before – or must you fast from sunset until you get around to lighting?December 21, 2011 4:11 am at 4:11 am #837156
I daven shachris and go straight to work from there without having any chances to eat, so I take a granola bar or a yogurt with me to shachris and eat it on my way to work. If you are always hungry or thirsty by before lighting, then make a point of eating before or be a man and sweat it out.
mik5- In such a case you should ask your LOR (or local CR member) to find out if it’s even muttar.December 21, 2011 4:25 am at 4:25 am #837157WIYMember
“or local CR member)”
aka LCRM lolDecember 21, 2011 5:30 am at 5:30 am #837158
WIY- I was thinking of writing that but nobody would have gotten it. I was then thinking to write “LCRM (local CR member)” but that’s redundant so I didn’t.December 21, 2011 6:04 am at 6:04 am #837159First time callerMember
I don’t have the sources in front of me, and you have no idea who I am, but I believe the issur to eat is because you might forget, similar to eating before maariv. If you have a shomer to remind you, or for example, a reminder on your phone, it would even be mutar to eat, let alone to drink water.December 21, 2011 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #837160mddMember
Supergirl613, only eating seuda kevua is ossur. Drinking is mutar.December 21, 2011 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #837161LeiderLeider…Participant
My LOR paskened to a certain individual who was stuck in BP at a Chanukah party that he can eat and drink during the party anything he wishes except for Hamotzie and Mezonos, after which he can go home to light the menorah.December 21, 2011 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #837162
Thank you Mdd for your straight answer!!!
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