Kiddush Levanah for Tishrei

Question

Do we recite “Kiddush Levanah” for the month of Tishrei this week or not ?

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Answers

  1. Yes, we do. Some communities have the custom to recite Kiddush Levanah on the Motzei Shabbat between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Most communities recite it on Motzei Yom Kippur. However, it can be recited up to and including the night before Sukkot, which this year is this coming Motzei Shabbat.

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  2. Thank you very much Rabbi ! May I expand my question with a follow on kashyah ? Why is then Shabbat Mevarchim not marked in all the public Jewish Calendars distributed all over ? If yes Kidush Halevanah , then why not Mevarchim Hachodesh ?

    • I am not sure that I know how to answer your question! In all the calendars that I looked through (I live in Israel) they all had a notation for Shabbat Mevarchim for each Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh. What is true is that there is no Mevarchim haChodesh on the Shabbat before Tishrei. The Ba’al Shem Tov explains that there is no need for Shabbat Mevarchim before Tishrei because God, Himself, blesses the month of Tishrei. The Ba’al Shem Tov adds that it is through the power of God’s blessing that we are able to bless all the other months on the Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh.

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