Re: Kiddush on Yom Kippur?

Altman, Ben (
Fri, 10 Jan 1997 13:23:00 +1100

Akiva Miller <> said:
>Several posters have been puzzled about the apparent contradiction
>between (A) the fact that the great majority of poskim seem to say that
>kiddush is NOT said on Yom Kippur under any circumstances, not to
>mention the fact that absolutely no one offers a text for such a
>kiddush, and (B) the widely accepted story of Rav Yisroel Salanter
>actually saying kiddush on Yom Kippur in order to impress upon his
>people how important it was to eat during the cholera epidemic.

I read once in a Feldheim book (I think) on Gedolim that (B) listed above
was not the case. It quoted from someone who was there (apparently) and
the case was that R' Yisroel Salanter told people that if they felt weak
that they should go into a back room where they should eat from some
food which was less than a kezayis in size etc.

Binyomin Altman