Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dancing at Kiddush Levanah


There is a practice of dancing during (and after) kiddush levanah, and reciting the phrase, "Just as I dance opposite you [the Moon] and I cannot touch you, so my enemies should be unable to touch me, to harm me."

According to Avudraham, the term "dancing" is not specifically about joyous dance, but movement, and aggressive moment in particular. As he puts it, "So, too, if others dance against me to harm me, they should be unable to touch me."

(Avudraham, Birchat Re'iyyah, Shevach v'Hodaah)

Have a great day,

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