Question:

Why is it customary to eat eggs or egg salad on shabbat?

Answer:

As far as I know, the real custom is to eat a type of egg salad that also contains onions, with the main point of it being the onions. The reason for the custom is because we want to have all types of delicacies on shabbos, as it says “you should call the shabbos a delight”. We also know that the Manna in the desert tasted like any type of food that one wanted except for a few foods, and onions was one of them. Therefore we eat onions on shabbos in order to include even this type of food.

Sources:

Taamei Haminhagim 116.

2 Responses to “Eggs on shabbat”

  1. Onions are put in other foods as well, salads and soup etc…
    There is something about eggs being part of oneg shabbat.
    If you can elaborate, I’ll be gratful.
    Thanks!

    • The Likutei Maharich 70b, brings a Pri Megadim Siman 290 in the name of the Tosefes Shabbos that there is a minhag to eat hard eggs and beans, as a zecher of aveilus for Moshe Rabeinu wo died on shabbos afternoon.

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