Kiddush Levana is the sanctification of the new moon and is a separate prayer from the regular service. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores the origins of this custom, it’s relevant halachot, and it’s significance throughout the monthly Jewish calendar.
Kiddush Levana: Lesson
Kiddush Levanah is a mitzvah which is an interesting hybrid of classic Halachic reasoning and Kabbala/mystical thinking. The Gemarah in masechet Sanhedrin presents us with the mitzvah to say a particular blessing when the new moon appears. But an entire literature developed which gives a mystical dimension to the mitzvah .
We will discuss the development of the Kiddush Levanah into how the mitzvah is observed today.
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