Sunday, August 24, 2014

Halocho #1407 - Tomorrow - Monday - is Yom Kippour Kattan

The day before Rosh Chodesh is called יוֹם כִּפּוּר קָטָן.

Mincha (the afternoon prayers) on יוֹם כִּפּוּר קָטָן includes prayers asking for repentance, so as to begin the new month with a "clean slate".

Some have the custom to fast on יוֹם כִּפּוּר קָטָן.

In anticipation of the month of Elul and the upcoming High Holidays, most communities say the יוֹם כִּפּוּר קָטָן prayers before Rosh Chodesh Elul, in order to get into the Teshuva (repentance) mood.

Tomorrow - Monday - is Yom Kippour Kattan. Rosh Chodesh Elul will be on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

- Danny
Sunday, 28 Menachem Av 5774

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