Shulchan Orech

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  1. It is praiseworthy to lean during Shulchan Orech, but there's no obligation.[1]
  2. There is a minhag to eat a hard boiled (or roasted) egg during Shulchan Orech. [2]
  3. There's a minhag to eat fish at the seder like other Yamim Tovim.[3]
  4. Some have minhag not to dip any foods during Shulchan Orech so as not to dip more than two foods at the seder (Karpas and Maror).[4]
  5. It is permitted to drink wine during Shulchan Orech.[5]

Roasted foods at the seder

  1. The minhag is not to eat roasted meat at the seder. [6]
  2. If the Zroah (shankbone) was roasted it is forbidden to eat it at the seder. However, if the Zroah was cooked it may be eaten. [7]
  3. It is permitted to eat a roasted egg [8], as well as roasted fish. [9]
  4. Pot roast is considered like roast for this halacha. However a food that was cooked after it was roasted is considered like it was cooked. [10]
  5. Broiled liver shouldn't be eaten. [11]


  1. Chazon Ovadyah (vol 2, p. 103)
  2. Rama 476:2 writes that there's a minhag to eat an egg at the seder in commemoration of mourning the temple because we can't bring the korban pesach. Nitei Gavriel (vol 2, 95:1) writes that it's better to have a hard boiled egg than a roasted one.
  3. Nitei Gavriel (vol 2, 95:12)
  4. Rama 476:2, Nitei Gavriel (vol 2, 95:14)
  5. S"A 473:3
  6. Chazon Ovadyah (vol 2, p. 103)
  7. Chazon Ovadyah (vol 2, p. 103). Chayei adam 130:6 says that even if one is not eating the zeroah at night it shouldn't be discarded because this would be a disgrace to the mitzva.
  8. Chazon Ovadyah (vol 2, p. 103)
  9. Mishna Brurah 476:9
  10. Chazon Ovadyah (vol 2, p. 103), Mishna Brurah 476:1, Kaf Hachayim 476:4 Baer Heitev 476:1. If it is roasted after being cooked Mishna Brurah and Kaf Hachayim says that one shouldn't be lenient based on the Peri Chadash quoted by the Baer Heitev and Shaar Hatziyun 476:2, but if he is a little bit sick he can be lenient.
  11. Aruch Hashulchan 476:4