Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Halocho #334 - Ruth and Shavu'ot

This year - 5759 - Shavu'ot will be on Friday.

Outside of Israel Shavu'ot will also be on Shabbat.

It's customary to read Megilat Ruth on Shavu'ot, between Hallel and the Torah Reading.

In Israel Megilat Ruth will be read on Friday and in the Diaspora most places will read Megilat Ruth on Shabbat.

One has to remember to leave a flame burning (like a Yahrzeit candle or gas range) from before Yom Tov (Thursday afternoon) so that one can light Shabbat candles on Friday afternoon.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 75, Orach Chaim 490:9

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- Danny Wednesday, 4 Sivan 5769, 48th day of the Omer, 2nd day of Shloshet Yemei Hagbala

Please daven for a complete recovery for Michal bat Rachel - מיכל בת רחל who is undergoing a cardiac procedure (laser ablation) on Thursday

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