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Author:  SA
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Date:  10/11/2006 11:40:00 AM
Subject:  Supper on Simchat Torah
Message:  Author: jay
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Date: 10/20/2003 2:31:00 PM
Subject: supper on simchat torah
Message: given how long davening and hakofes take, when is a logical time to eat supper,
at the supposedly normal orthdox shul, they dont end till at least 10:30
chabad takes forever, but they do make kiddush and serve food right after maariv, though there is no bread for motiz etc lechem mishneh
shuls seem to go straight from minche into maariv, what is a good solution?

Reply: Please allow me to add another idea. Many shuls do not start Maariv till 50, 60, 72 or 90 minutes after shkia. Make kiddush and eat something before you go to shul and even eat a regular meal. I've done that for years.
CYA

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What is the Earliest halachically permissible time to make kiddush and begin Simchat Torah dinner on Motzaei Shabbat ? (Sundown, 30 min. after Sundown ... etc )

Thanks for the suggestion and clarification
   
Reply:  After Plag Hamincha on Shabbat. The same time that it would be permissible to make havdala. The problem is you cannot do anything for the meal that you won't be eating or using till after shkia.
CYA

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