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Halacha - Hakofot on Shmini atzerert night
Submitted by Bernard Moskowitz  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I am told that the reason many people eat or sleep in the succa on shmini atzeret is because of sfeka deyoma. Why then do they not do hakofot for the same reason. Since it's sfeka deyoma that maybe it is shmini atzeret. They say so in shemona esrei, they say geshem. Why not hakofot?
Answer: Hakafos is a later minhag celebrating the completion of reading the Torah, so there is no need to be so stringent on a minhag and anyways there is nothing to celebrate until we finish the next day.
posted:2008-10-23 00:00:13


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