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Three meals on Shabbos

Question:

If one fell asleep before the Friday night meal and didn’t wake up until the next morning, must he eat three meals on Saturday?

Answer:

If one didn’t eat the meal on Shabbos eve, he should eat three meals the next day. The first meal is considered like the Friday night meal, the second like the Shabbos day meal, etc.

There is however one difference. The poskim say that if he forgot to say ritzay during the second meal of the day, (which would usually be shalos seudos, that he doesn’t have to bentch again),  that he doesn’t have to bentch again similar to forgetting ritzay by shalos seudos.

Sources:

Rema O:CH 291-1, M:B 291-6.

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  1. It should be noted, that since the person fell asleep before the Friday night meal and didn’t wake up until the next morning, they assumedly also didn’t recite Kiddush on Friday night.

    Therefore the person should recite the regular Friday night Kiddush, on Shabbos day, prior to their meal. However the paragraph of Va’yechulu is omitted; saying only the blessings of “Borei Pri Hagefen” and “Asher Kidishanu”

    Sources: OC 271:8. Mishnah Brurah (ad loc. 8).

    When the person eats their second meal of the day, they do not need to recite the Kiddush which is normally recited Shabbos morning, since it was subsumed by the Friday night Kiddush that they recited prior to their first meal of the day.

    Sources: Aruch Hashulchan (OC 271:21), Chut Shani (Shabbos IV, 85:3)

    1. There is no obligation to eat three meals on Yom Tov, only two.

    2. There is no obligation to eat three meals on Yom Tov.

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