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Sunset

Sunset:

Sunset. The latest time for minchah, the afternoon prayer, and all mitzvot associated with daytime hours. B'dieved (if one missed this time) one may still recite minchah, and do all "daytime mitzvot" until Tzeit Hakochavim (although the blessing on the mitzvah would be omitted if done after Shkiah).

The Jewish 24 hour day begins at nightfall. However, the technical definition of nightfall is unclear. It can be as early as Shkiah, or as late as Tzeit Hakochavim. Therefore, the time following shkiah and before tzeit hakochavim is called bein hashmashot. Many laws relate to this period and it can be categorized as either the previous or the next day.


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You've touched on a subject which is discussed at great length in various sources in Jewish literature. There are differing opinions on the halachic definition of sundown, and the 12th century French Talmudic scholar Rabbeinu Tam is renowned for his...
On the early morning of the 1st of Elul of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE) Moses ascended Mount Sinai, taking with him the stone tablets he had hewn by divine command (see "Today in Jewish History" for yesterday, Av 30), for G-d to re-inscribe the...
Why is "an abundance of truth" considered one of the attributes of mercy? Truth is a severe and honest judge, unwilling to overlook misdeeds and transgressions...
The Torah Leviticus 19:27. forbids the “destruction” of specific parts of the beard. The Talmud Makkot 20a. interprets “destruction” as shaving with a razor. This prohibition does not apply to females who have facial hair. This prohibition also includes...
A Kabbalistic meditation by the Ari for the month of Elul
The Lord is My Light!
Chapter 27 of Psalms begins, "By David: The Lord is my Light!" and is known by the Hebrew words, "L'David Hashem Ori." This psalm is customarily recited twice a day starting a month before Rosh Hashanah. What is the deeper meaning of this prayer and what...
Kabbalistic meditations on Chanukah show that redemption depends on consciousness
During the month of repentance we are able to access lights usually beyond our reach
During the month of Elul, the King is in the field.
The Rose Among the Thorns Introduction - Part 1
The holy Zohar opens with the image of the Jewish nation likened to a beloved rose with 13 petals and 5 sepals.
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