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Outdoor Shabbos Meal: Yes or No

Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of Online Smicha discusses the halachic ramifications of holding a Shabbos meal outdoors. Video

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what about muddy/leafy area under a deck where you DON’T want additional water or moisture and there is NO plants or grass?

thanks!
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thanks!

Keep up these amazing videos

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Excellent

Thank you Rabbi Willhelm I hope that you tackle all Halachos pertaining to Bungalow Colony’s on Shabbos I.e., Eiruvin according to the shita of Admur Hazoken, ball playing, bicycle riding, going on walks on Shabbos eiruv techumim, ect…

not enough details...
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not enough details...

Does this apply to water only, or to sodas as well. I.e. the Shulchan Aruch excludes acidity liquids (Urine) for it doesn’t promote growth, does Cola promote growth? if one eats on a deck and the water goes through the deck floor (the spacing between the planks) is that also not recommended or is that not a problem? Also, How do they make the Seder in Kathmandu on the grass? just wondering…

Thank you
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Thank you

Where is the Rem”a? (I suggest sharing the sources to enable those who would to look them up etc, to do so).

Yashar-koichacho.

The Ramo says only "baginos"
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The Ramo says only "baginos"

R Wilhelm seems to intentionally mumble when translating this. The Ramo does not say not to eat outside, but only in GARDENS. A garden’s purpose is to grow plants. Yidden in Cracow didn’t have lawns, they had vegetable gardens, and every drop of water that fell on the ground was “nicha lehu”, they were happy with its result. This answers #1’s question: this Ramo clearly does not apply to an area where you are not intentionally growing anything, and spilling water just makes it muddy, which you don’t want. In hilchos Neros Shabbos, the Shulchon Oruch expressly addresses eating the… Read more »

a few points
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a few points

1. I think a homeowner in America usually is happy when his or her lawn is green, so even though it’s not a vegetable garden, I think it’s still “nicha lehu”. 2. I was actually wondering after watching this if there is any problem eating outside on, say, a paved patio inside one’s fenced yard, perhaps you could elaborate on the Shulchon Oruch #6 says addresses this. 3. Finally, personally, in my current house I have a paved backyard directly behind the house and a second, grassy one behind the garage, and I put my sukkah in the first one,… Read more »

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