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Tidbits to help clarify practical and conceptual aspects of the Jewish
Calendar, thereby better fulfilling the mitzva of HaChodesh HaZeh Lachem...
Here one of the reasons that thiscolumn
exists. Last Motza’ei Shabbat was the first opportunity for Kiddush L’vana
(for the 3-day after the Molad minhag), but it has totally cloudy (at
least in Jerusalem). Many people who would have said K.L. then might not
have remembered to say it on subsequent evenings. So here’s a reminder.
The molad of Kislev was Tue. morning, Nov. 5, 8:02am. By the time you read
these words, the range of time for saying K.L. will have begun according
to all opinions.
What concerns us now is the last op for K.L. This is especially important
because of the potential for many cloudy nights during the winter. Last op
for K.L. is 14d 18h 22m after the announced Molad. This month that works
out to Wednesday, November 20th, 2:24am. In other words, try for K.L. this
Motza”Sh (or even tonight if this is Thu. that you are reading these
words). If not, you have all Sun. & Mon. nights, and Tue. night until
2:24am. This deadline should be adjusted for different time zones.
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