Shavuot: Staying Up All Night
The widespread custom of staying up all night on Shavuot carries with it a number of halachic issues. Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores the overall minhag and the issue of Birkat HaTorah in particular. Usually said when waking up in the morning, how does a person say it if they stayed up all night?
Shavuot: Staying Up All Night: Staying Up All Night on Shavu’ot
Many people stay awake the whole of Shavu’ot night and daven Shacharit at dawn.
This minhag leads to questions regarding the routine brachot that are recited daily upon waking up. If you did not sleep, should you nonetheless recite these brachot?
The opinions of the poskim on this question reveal a deep understanding of the Jew’s place in this world and what Ha-Kadosh Baruch Hu requires of us.
Hebrew sources are available through the links in both pdf and WORD format. In class we will translate and explain these sources.
In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertﾠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.