From the Rav’s Desk: Must the salt water be made on Erev Shabbos or can it be made by Leil Haseder

  1. Question: [Sunday, 23rd Adar, 5781]

This year that Pesach falls on Motzei Shabbos must one make the saltwater already on erev Shabbos or can one make it after Pesach enters before the Seder?


According to the rulings of Admur it seems that it is permitted to make saltwater on Yom Tov without restriction. Nonetheless, being that there are opinions who argue on this, it is best to do so on erev Shabbos, and if one forgot to do so then he should do so on the night of the Seder Yom Tov using a Shinuiy, such as to first put in the water and only then the salt.

Sources: See Admur 473:19; Admur 510:15 for a dispute regarding if the salting prohibition applies on Yom Tov in which Admur concludes “It is good to suspect for their opinion if there is no loss in the matter”; Chayeh Adam 130:19; Kitzur SHU”A 118:4Misgeres Hashulchan 118:4; Siddur Yaavetz Dinei Hachanas Seder; Poskim in Nitei Gavriel [Yom Tov] 13:10; Piskeiy Teshuvos 473:14

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