Midnight Vigil

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The practice, introduced by the followers of the famous Kabbalist Isaac Luria, of rising at midninight to mourn for the destruction of the Temple and offer prayers for the exile of the Shekhinah to come to an end; Heb. Tikkun hatzot, ‘Arrangement [or Rectification] for Midnight’. The practice is still followed in some devout circles, especially among Kabbalists and Hasidim.

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