Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fast of the Firstborn, when Pesach starts on Sunday


One could argue that when Pesach starts on Sunday, so that Taanit Bechorim (the Fast of the Firstborn) is observed on the preceding Thursday, one would need to make a siyyum on both Thursday and Friday, since making the siyyum on Thursday alone would simply push the fasting obligation to Friday.

However, since the whole fast is a matter of custom, and since there are those who argue that in such a year there simply is no fast, making a siyyum on Thursday may suffice.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 4:69:4)

Have a great day,

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