Saturday, January 15, 2011

Kiddush Levanah


When one sees the moon in its new state, one recites a special blessing, colloqiually termed “Kiddush Levanah.” The purpose is to recognize Divine creation, at the time of its renewal.

I hope to define "new state," and other elements of this mitzvah, in future posts.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 426:1; Mishneh Berurah 426:1)

Have a great day,

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