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Zmanim - Halachic times for anywhere in the world
Many observances in Jewish law are performed at specific times during the day. The calculation of these halachic times, known as zmanim (Hebrew for “times”), depends on the various astronomical phenomena of the day for the specific locale. Sunrise, sunset...
Print a monthly chart of all zmanim - halachic times for display on a wall.
The time for reciting maariv (the evening prayers) extends throughout the night. Nevertheless, the sages were concerned that people would delay the recitation of the biblically mandated nighttime Shema – which is recited as part of the maariv – until the ...
Rochel Question: Does the Torah discuss or allude to the fact that the Shabbat is to be kept according to Jerusalem time or should it be kept according to one's local time? Are we to honor Jerusalem by keeping Shabbat on her time? Answer: Your question is...
Question: Are you sure your candle-lighting times for Palm Springs, CA are correct? The times provided on the Chabad.org candle-lighting times page seem to be a half hour off other California cities. Please advise. Answer: Yes, Palm Springs has special ru...
Why do Jewish holidays begin at nightfall? For example, Purim starts this Monday night, and is over Tuesday night, and that is considered one day.
The Talmud Brachot 26a. asks the same question, and answers that the source is the verse: "And it was evening and it was morning, one day." Genesis 1:5. From there the Talmud infers that the day follows the night. See also Why do Jewish holidays begin at ...
Since the Jewish day changes at nightfall (and the night generally begins when the stars come out), this brings to mind a number of halachic challenges for observing mitzvot.
Determining halachic times and its ramifications
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