Senior honors thesis / Open Access
The halachic Jew’s life is centered around performing mitzvot. Many of these mitzvot are
based on time. To properly perform these time-bound mitzvot, one has to be aware of the
halachic zeman (time) of when to do them. This paper will discuss the halachic zemanim that we
encounter every day: Bein HaShmashot, Tzeit HaKochavim, Alot HaShachar, Misheyakir,
HaNeitz HaChama, Chatzot, and Shkiat HaChama. It will explain how to understand the
different zemanim being used today. By delving into the sugyot of the Gemara, and analyzing the
positions of the Rishonim and Poskim, the paper gives a strong overview of the different
zemanim relied upon nowadays.
Azar, T. (2021, May 28). Zemanim In Halacha. [Bachelor's honor thesis, Yeshiva University].
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