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Ask the Rov: May One Travel to See a Solar Eclipse?

From AsktheRav.com, by Rabbi Yosef Braun of the Crown Heights Beis Din: May one travel to see a solar eclipse? Full Story

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Yasher koach
April 5, 2024 7:00 pm

Beautiful shiur

Thank you Rabbi Braun
April 6, 2024 9:53 pm

Excellent Shiur

Fasting
April 6, 2024 10:10 pm

Rav Braun mentions about some people fasting during an eclipse. Monday will be Yom Kippur Koton, when many are fasting anyway.

Amein, boruch Hashem
April 6, 2024 11:53 pm

So completely beautiful and thoroughly satiating. Thank you!

Any explanation about Molad
April 7, 2024 12:09 am

Monday solar eclipse is also the day of Molad for RH Nissan month of Geula there are no coincidences any chiddush about this connection? This month after 10/7 can be pivotal and signs are all over

Right
Reply to  Any explanation about Molad
April 7, 2024 12:13 pm

It’s at the exact time of the Molad in Yerushalaim

Not really
Reply to  Any explanation about Molad
April 7, 2024 2:06 pm

An eclipse always happens at the time of the Molad

The true molad
Reply to  Any explanation about Molad
April 7, 2024 11:03 pm

By definition, a solar eclipse can only happen at the exact time of the actual molad. The one that’s announced in shul is not the real molad, it’s a very rough approximation; when there’s a solar eclipse we know the time of the real molad. Nowadays this has no halachic relevance, since our calendar is calculated in advance and doesn’t depend at all on the actual moon, but when Kiddush Hachodesh was practiced this was relevant, because if witnesses claim to have seen the new moon at a certain time, and there was a solar eclipse after that time, we… Read more »

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