Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Halocho #329 - Tomorrow is Yom Kippour Kattan

The day before Rosh Chodesh is called Yom Kippour Kattan.

If Rosh Chodesh is on Shabbat or Sunday then Yom Kippour Kattan is on Thursday, so as not to fast on Friday.

In certain communities, Mincha (the afternoon prayers) on Yom Kippour Kattan includes prayers asking for repentance, so as to begin the new month with a "clean slate".

Some have the custom to fast on Yom Kippour Kattan.

Tomorrow - Thursday - is Yom Kippour Kattan. Rosh Chodesh Sivan will be on Sunday.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 97:1, 128:1

- Danny Tuesday, 25 Iyar 5769, 40th day of the Omer

Please daven for a complete recovery for Nachman ben Ita who is having a tumour removed from his kidney.

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