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Should females remain awake the night of Shavuos? (sources please)

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also, perhaps there is a question of whether men should remain awake the night of Shavuos... –  josh waxman Jun 6 '11 at 22:35
    
Josh - you can ask that! –  Gershon Gold Jun 7 '11 at 0:14
    
too controversial, perhaps. besides, i already have my answer... –  josh waxman Jun 7 '11 at 15:09
    
What is your answer? –  Gershon Gold Jun 7 '11 at 16:05
    
maybe after Shavuos, so that I don't prevent anyone from doing it... :) –  josh waxman Jun 7 '11 at 21:35
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See Yeshiva.org here (under heading תיקון ליל שבועות, number 15 [טו]):

לימוד נשים - נשים אינן חייבות בתיקון ליל שבועות, ואם הן באות ולומדות תנ"ך וכד' תבוא עליהן ברכה (שו"ת רב פעלים א, או"ח סוד ישרים, סי' ט).

And here (second paragraph under heading "staying up at night")

Responsa Rav Pa’alim (Sod Yesharim 9) points out that for mystical reasons women who wish to stay up on the night of Shavuot should not recite the tikun

Which both quote from Rav Pa'alim that women should not read Tikkun Leil Shavuos, but staying up is a good thing (although optional).

Looking around online, I see some people say women in their community do stay up, and some say they don't.

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You attribute to that Web page, in the name of Rav P'alim, that women should not read tikun lel Shavuos, but I don't see that on the Web page. –  msh210 Jun 6 '11 at 20:05
    
@msh210 Are you sure? Scroll down to the heading I listed. Or do a quick search (ctrl+F) on the webpage for לימוד נשים –  yydl Jun 6 '11 at 20:13
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@msh210 nvm, I think I misunderstood: you were trying to say I had no source that women should not read the tikun. Added it... –  yydl Jun 6 '11 at 20:24
    
Thanks!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ –  msh210 Jun 6 '11 at 23:45
    
That first quote implies that for men there is an obligation to stay up all night. Does anyone really hold that? –  Double AA Jun 21 '12 at 23:11
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