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  1. Before Birkhat HaMazon, one should fill the third cup of wine, and say Birkhat HaMazon over it. After Birkhat HaMazon, one should recite ha-gefen and drink while leaning.[1]
  2. One should recite Birkhat HaMazon while holding the cup of wine.[2]
  3. One shouldn’t recline during Birkat HaMazon rather one should sit up and say it with concentration. [3]
  4. In Birkat HaMazon, one should make sure to say Yaaleh VeYavo mentioning Pesach and if one forgets one has to repeat Birkat HaMazon. [4]
  5. The fourth cup is filled after Birkhat HaMazon.[5]


  1. Shulchan Aruch 479:1
  2. Chazon Ovadia, Haggadah Shel Pesach, p. 99; presumably, this is based on the Shulchan Arukh (183:4) which states that when making Birkhat HaMazon over a cup of wine one should raise the cup a tefach.
  3. Yalkut Yosef (Moadim pg 409)
  4. Yalkut Yosef (Moadim pg 410)
  5. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 119:9