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We all know that how we slept at night determines a lot of how we perform the next day. That’s one good reason to get into the “Bedtime Shema” routine . . .
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 ...
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.
When evening falls, we sense the mortality of the human condition; we realize that daylight and warmth don't last forever. The morning's optimism and the afternoon's momentum give way to the night's brooding despair. Enter Jacob with his gift of Truth...
Beginning on the 15th of Av one should increase one's study of Torah, since at this time of the year the nights begin to grow longer and "the night was created for study" (Talmud and Codes). Links: Torah Study Night
What makes a Jewish nightly routine different? Here's how a night time schedule impacted by Torah values can help us end our day on a high note and begin our next day positively.
Our sages declare that the night was created for girsa – Torah study. They chose their words carefully: Girsa denotes a cursory type of study, intended to cover ground in Torah. It is not necessarily deep. Yet, the sages maintain that nighttime was create...
An exact moment of midnight doesn't exist. Any moment of time belongs either to the first or second half of the night. There is no moment that exists in between the two...
Moshe Question: I read somewhere that it is inappropriate to give tzedakah (charity) during the night. Can you explain why? Answer: In the Jerusalem Talmud there is a story told of Rabbi Chiya bar Pappa who gave tzedakah at night, and the leader of the ev...
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