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Sunday, November 06, 2005


In perusing The Encyclopedia of Hasidim, edited by Tzvi M. Rabinowicz, it says that in Ropczyce, they would use potatoes for karpas using the blessing of "bore peri ha-adamah" whereas during the year they would use the blessing of "sheha-kol". I've never heard of saying sheha-kol on potatoes. Does anyone out there know about this?



At 2:04 PM, Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

There's a note about this in Prof. Avraham Holtz's commentary on `Agnon's הכנסת כלה. I'll see if I can find it.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Tam said...

Wow. Mar Gavriel is definately getting an afikomen present.

At 6:59 AM, Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

OK, I just found the reference in Holtz. It's on pp. 238-239 of his מראות ומקורות (Shocken, 1995), annotations to Agnon's הכנסת כלה.

At 7:12 AM, Blogger Tam said...

Ok, what does he say about it?

At 5:08 PM, Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

Prof. Holtz writes:

Ho-Rav Hakkodoysh Mê-Rupshitz (Ropczyce): In western Galitzia. He was Naftali Tzevi b. Menachem Mendel Horowitz of Ropczyce (1760-1827). See Meir Vunder's Me'orei Galitzia, vol. 2, pp. 300-306.

That he would say shehakkoyl. We find in Oyhel Naftoli, 24b: "It is said in the name of the Rav Hakkodoysh of Ropczyce that one should say shehakkoyl over potatoes, because they are not considered a פרי, because they don't have the piece that is nourishing, which can produce blood and life...."


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