Monday, August 11, 2014

Handing over the cup


Often, the leader of a ritual mezuman for the birkat hamazon blessing after eating will conclude birkat hamazon with a blessing upon a cup of wine. In such a case, there is a popular practice of having someone hand the leader the full cup of wine. The idea behind this may be to share the performance of the mitzvah with others.

It would seem that this should be done for other cups used with mitzvot [kos shel berachah], but the practice is not widespread.

(Rivivot Ephraim 1:150:3)

Have a great day,

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