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Spilling Drops of Wine From One’s Cup During the Seder


I am aware of some, but very likely not all, of the reasons for the minhag of spilling drops of wine from one’s cup during the Seder. This minhag seems a new convention and I would like to know your opinion on the matter if time permits.


1. Some attempt to provide some kabbalistic reason for it which I do not and do not care to recall.

2. I am not certain how new a convention it is. Hazal do not mention such a thing.

3. I am certain that it is not rooted in any true mesorah (tradition), that it is without basis or meaning, and therefore undeserving of our attention.

11th of Nisan, 5771 Thursday, 14 April 2011

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