Motzei Yom Kippur festivities

Motzei Yom Kippur festivities:

Publicizing the greatness of the time:[1] Motzei Yom Kippur is a slight Yom Tov. Being that this Yom Tov is not very well known, it was therefore instituted to blow the Shofar one time at the conclusion of Yom Kippur, to remind the masses of the Yom Tov.

Wishing each other a Gut Yom Tov prior to leaving Shul:[2] Upon leaving Shul on Motzei Yom Kippur, one is to greet his friend with the customary Shabbos and Yom greeting, [saying “Gut Yom Tov”]. 

Holding a festive meal: A festive meal [over bread[3]] is to be eaten on Motzei Yom Kippur, just as is done on other holidays.[4] There is a heavenly voice which proclaims to the Jewish people after Yom Kippur: “Go eat in joy”.[5] During this meal, one should dip his bread in honey.[6]

 

The importance of the Motzei Yom Kippur meal:[7]

The Rebbe Rashab stated that the Parnasa of one’s future year is drawn down based on the saying of Mizmor Ledavid on Rosh Hashanah, as well as the expansiveness of one’s meal on Motzei Yom Kippur.

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[1] Admur 623/12

[2] Admur 623/12

[3] Hisvadyus 5746 p. 446

[4] Admur 623/14; 624/9; Sefer Haminhagim

The custom of the Rabbeim: The meal was accompanied by singing and the saying of Mamarim.

[5] Admur 624/9

[6] Hayom Yom Vol. 2 brought in Otzer Minhagei Chabad Rosh Hashana 135; Shevach Hamoadim

[7] Leshmoa Ozen p. 145

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