Sunday, January 17, 2010

Halocho#494 - Seeing somebody off

It's appropriate to accompany somebody who is leaving on a trip - even if only for a few steps.

One should then wait until the person leaving is out of sight before returning home.

The farewell greeting is "לֵךְ לְשָׁלוֹם" and not "לך בשלום"

We learn this from Yithro who said to Moshe "לֵךְ לְשָׁלוֹם"" and he succeeded, whereas King David said to Avshalom "לך בשלום" and he got killed.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 68:6

- Danny
Sunday, 2 Shvat 5770

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