Tag: Kiddush Levanah

Kiddush Levana

Kiddush Levana or Blessing of the Moon (Birkat HaLevana) is seemingly small rabbinical mitzvah based on Talmud Sanhedrin: Rabbi Yohanan is quoted in the Gemara Sanhedrin 42a saying:  “One who makes the blessing for the new moon in its proper time is considered as if he welcomed the Shechinah [the Divine Presence]” The parallel is drawn between the physical moon on…