Subject: Re: Chevra Kadisha Fast Day today, 15 Kislev?
Date: Monday 15th December 2008 06:19:20 UTC (over 8 years ago)
On Areivim, Naomi S Israel wrote: > I heard something new today -- apparently 15 Kislev is a fast day for > Chevra Kadishas? Is this commonly done?? From: Zev Sero It's pretty much universal that the members of a chevra kadisha observe a fast day. The exact day varies by region. In Lita the minhag was 15 Kislev; in Poland the minhag was 7 Adar. >>>>> Our chevra kadisha in Miami observes 7 Adar, which is Moshe Rabbeinu's yahrtzeit -- and Hashem Himself acted as the chevra kadisha in that case, and buried Moshe in an unknown grave. But what happened on 15 Kislev (which happens to be my father-in-law's yahrtzeit, but I never heard of something else special about that date)? --Toby Katz ============= Read *Jewish World Review* at _http://jewishworldreview.com/_ (http://jewishworldreview.com/) -------------------------- **************Make your life easier with all your friends, email, and favorite sites in one place. Try it now. (http://www.aol.com/?optin=new-dp&icid=aolcom40vanity&ncid=emlcntaolcom00000010)