Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Changing the order of Simchat Torah


Hakafot of Simchat Torah should not be moved until after Musaf.

First, they are meant to be joyous celebrations of Torah and of Yom Tov, and so their mitzvah is a full-day mitzvah and should not be delayed due to the more frequent occurrence of Musaf.

Second, the joy associated with completing the Torah belongs at the time when we complete the Torah.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 3:99)

Have a great day,

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