Thursday, July 31, 2014

Halocho #1392 - What about Havdala and Kiddush Levana this week?

One makes Havdala as usual this week using wine (and spices and a candle). 

If there is a small child who can drink most of the cup of wine, then one gives it to them to drink. 

If not, then the person making Havdala drinks the wine. 

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 122:8

Some people have the custom of using beer for Havdala this week. If one uses beer for Havdala then the opening Bracha of Havdala needs to be "שֶׁהַכֹּל נִהְיָה בִּדְבָרוֹ" instead of "בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָּפֶן". 

Source: Halachos of the 3 weeks by Rav Shimon Eider zt"l page 7

My Rosh Yeshiva - Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach זצ"ל - always used wine for Havdala and always drank it himself.

One does not say Kiddush Levana (the monthly blessing over the new moon) until after the fast of 9 B'Av. 

On Motzai Yom Kippour one can say Kiddush Levana immediately after Ma'ariv (the evening prayers). On Motzai 9 B'Av one may not say Kiddush Levana until one has broken the fast and put on shoes. 

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 124:19, 130:6

Shabbat Shalom

- Danny
Thursday, 4 Menachem Av 5774

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