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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
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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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    That first quote implies that for men there is an obligation to say the tikkun. Does anyone really hold that? – Double AA Jun 21 '12 at 23:26
  • @DoubleAA Well, why don't you ask? – yydl Jun 22 '12 at 0:31
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As brought on this website:
http://www.atorahminute.com/2014-06-01
The Ben Ish Chai said that women should NOT stay up on the night of Shavuos for Kabbalistic reasons.

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    Ben Is Chai is cited in the other answer as just saying they shouldn't say the formal kabbalistic Tikkun. Your site may be misrepresenting this. – Double AA Jun 5 at 11:29

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