Monday, November 16, 2009

Fasting on Rosh Chodesh


Because Rosh Chodesh is a day of celebration, one may not fast on that day. Some even suggest this is biblical, based on the biblical label of Rosh Chodesh as a מועד.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 418:1; Aruch haShulchan Orach Chaim 418:1)

Have a great day,

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