Sunday, January 30, 2011

Aleinu after Kiddush Levanah


Some suggest that the reason we recite Aleinu after performing Kiddush Levanah is to make it clear to onlookers that we are only using our sighting of the new moon as a means to pray to Gd, and that this is not meant to be moon-worship, Gd-forbid.

As we have noted, this is also why some turn away from the moon once they begin the berachah of Kiddush Levanah.

(Biur Halachah to Orach Chaim 426 ומברך)

Have a great day,

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