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http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=48844&st=&pgnum=168 http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=48844&st=&pgnum=169 http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=48844&st=&pgnum=171 http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=48844&st=&pgnum=173 1 - Although L'Chatchila we do not make Kiddush Levana Friday night and on ...


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Harav Shneur Zalman Farkash, a Mashpia in the Chabad Yeshiva Gedola of Buenos Aires, wrote in Haoros.com there was no Halachic reason to stop the boat. The main reason was in order to say Kiddush Levana with Yishuv Hadaas.


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For question 1: The blessing is addressed to Hashem ("Who created the heavens with His word... Blessed are You, G-d, Who renews the months"), not to the moon. Where's the avodah zarah there? It's no different than the blessings on other natural phenomena, such as rainbows, notable mountains, etc, where we look at the object while praising Hashem. [That ...


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2) We say Just as I can not touch you so should my enemies not be able to touch me. ... and (b)We debunked the idea that we can't touch the moon in 1969. It's poetry, not a statement of technological capability. If you stand outside looking at the moon, hundreds of thousands of miles away and yet a distinct object, with the possibility of enemy attack ...


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http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=7167&st=&pgnum=56 The Sefer Zohar HaLevana explains that the reason we say Shalom Aleichem and then say Aleichem Shalom together, is that the first day Eliyahu Hanavi comes to announce the coming of Moshiach (three days before Moshiach comes), he will say "Shalom Ba L'olam, Shalom Ba L'olam". Therefore, after ...


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The Original sorce for this Minhag is a Maseches Sofrim. ואומר לחברו שלש פעמים שלום, וילך לביתו בלב טוב The reasons given are: The Mahril based on the Gemara in Sanhedrin 42A says since it is such a great Mitzvah it is as if we are greeting the Shechina.Therfore when we say Shalom Aleichem we are in a sense greeting the Shechina. Matteh Moshe(540) ...


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The first step of the calculation is finding out the Molad of that month. The molad can be found by looking at a local hebrew calendar. One important thing to note is that the molad is usually quoted in Jerusalem solar time (which is Universal Time + 2h 20m 56s, or approx. +2h 21m). So for example, for Sivan 5770, the molad is on May 13th, at 4:39pm and 15 ...


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It wouldn't surprise me. Nefesh HaRav quotes some Orthodox rabbis who were disturbed by the phrase as it implies it's impossible to touch the moon; some wanted to simply change the phrase from "I cannot touch you" to "I am not touching you" (i.e. at this very moment). Rabbi Soloveichik felt that was the understanding of the original phrase: "just as I dance ...


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First Because we say: שֶׁהֵם מִשְׁתַּחֲוִים לְהֶבֶל וָרִיק וּמִתְפַּלְּלִים אֶל אֵל לֹא יושיע That is we are illustrating the Idol worshipers pray to heavenly bodies but we do not. (Likutie Maharich,Chelek Beis,Daf Kuf) Aleinu, was written by Yeshouah Ben Nun he was compared to moon. That is the Gemara in Baba Basra (75a) says: The face of ...


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This should be the same as in the middle of the brachos of shema. Strictly, the halacha would allow him to respond to someone who he reveres or fears, but only if this is the first time bumping into him and he is the type that would care, so as to avoid hatred. (Shulchan Aruch O.C. 67:1; M.B.2)


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Because we just just finished saying a few verses with curses for our enemies, we then say Shalom Aleichem at Kiddush Levana to those around us, to highlight that we were not referring to them. The Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 426:2 (page 574 of vol. 4 of the Mishna Berura) quoting the Tur, says that "answering is like asking", and implies that you would not ...


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(b)We debunked the idea that we can't touch the moon in 1969. "Nefesh HaRav" discusses this -- we can't touch the moon WHILE we are standing/dancing here right now. 3) Later on we say that is should be G-ds will that the light of the moon should be as the light of the sun. (a) The light of the moom is the light on the sun - and (b) even if you understand ...


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The Beiur Halacha (OC 456 sv Ella) writes that it certainly permitted to recite it alone, though ideally it should be done with others because of the principle of Berov Am Hadrat Melech. He quotes two opinions if a group of 3 or 10 counts for that.


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There are a few different customs. I asked 2 different Rabbanim about this after noticing that my Siddur said to say "Shalom Aleichem" to 1 person 3 times and not finding a satisfactory explanation for the difference in the Tur, Shulchan Aruch or Mishna Berura. One of the Rabbanim came back a few weeks later and told me the following: (He said he looked in ...


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There is a machlokes amongst the Achronim regarding if the Bracha of Kiddush Levanah is #1 made to celebrate the "renewal of the world i.e the new moon - this is the loshon of the Mishne Berurah) OR #2 because we derive benefit (i.e. we can see) from the moons light. The practical difference between these two reasons is a blind person. If the reason is to ...


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(a)It would seem that we are directly addressing the moon, hence the celestial worship... We ARE addressing the moon -- a minute before that, we said "bless your Crafter, Maker, Owner, Creator." Talking TO the moon, ABOUT G-d. We're all used to saying to someone, "may G-d bless you." This is the slightly weirder case of "you, may G-d bless me in some way ...



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