A weekly feature of Torah Tidbits to help clarify practical and conceptual aspects of the Jewish Calendar, thereby better fulfilling the mitzva of HaChodesh HaZeh Lachem...
Molad of Shvat was Mon.
Jan. 10, 3:51pm Israel time. Deadline for Kiddush L'vana this month
is Tue. Jan.25 (TU BiShvat) at 10:13am -meaning all Monday night,
Leil TU BiShvat. It is likely that when your shul went out to say KL
last Motza"Sh, they found a cloudy sky and you were unable to say KL
then. In case you haven't said it yet this month, and forgot that
you didn't say it (that happens too), then let this be a reminder.
If you are reading this on Thursday, don't wait for Motza'ei Shabbat
- it might be cloudy again. Say it tonight - even alone. If not, try
for Sat. nite. If not then, you still have Sunday and Monday nights,
but that's it.