Communities

Writing
Writing
Codidact Meta
Codidact Meta
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Photography & Video
Photography & Video
Scientific Speculation
Scientific Speculation
Cooking
Cooking
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Judaism
Judaism
Languages & Linguistics
Languages & Linguistics
Software Development
Software Development
Mathematics
Mathematics
Christianity
Christianity
Code Golf
Code Golf
Music
Music
Physics
Physics
Linux Systems
Linux Systems
Power Users
Power Users
Tabletop RPGs
Tabletop RPGs

Dashboard
Notifications
Mark all as read
Q&A

A year with eight Sh'minis is plenteous?

+1
−0

I've heard an idea that a year (like 5772) in which parashas Sh'mini is read eight times1 is a particularly auspicious one: the wording of the maxim is something like "sh'mona Sh'mini sh'mena" ([a year with] eight Sh'minis is fat [=plenteous]). Does anyone know the provenance, wording, or meaning of this maxim/idea?

  1. This occurs in chutz laaretz (only) in a year in which Pesach starts on the Shabas after Shabas parashas Tzav. In that case, Sh'mini is read the afternoon of Shabas hagadol, the following Monday and Thursday, the afternoons of the first and eighth days of Pesach, the following Monday and Thursday, and the Shabas morning after Pesach.

Why does this post require moderator attention?
You might want to add some details to your flag.
Why should this post be closed?

0 comment threads

1 answer

+0
−0

Here is the hisvaadus that presents this idea (in seif yud). Found by googling so I can't provide any additional information.

‫ובזה גופא — קוראים פ׳ שמיני‬ ‫שמונה פעמים. וכמדובר פעם הפתגם‬ ‫בזה מחסידי פולין: שמיני שמונה‬ ‫שמנה, כלומר, ששנה שקוראים בה פ׳‬ ‫שמיני שמונה פעמים — תהי׳ שנה‬ ‫״שמנה״.‬

Why does this post require moderator attention?
You might want to add some details to your flag.

This post was sourced from https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/15862. It is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

0 comment threads

Sign up to answer this question »

Like any library, this site offers tons of great information, but does not offer personalized, professional advice, and does not take the place of seeking such advice from your rabbi.

This community is part of the Codidact network. We have other communities too — take a look!

You can also join us in chat!

Want to advertise this community? Use our templates!

Like what we're doing? Support us! Donate