Section: Halacha Category: Tshuvos
|Rav Menashe Klein: Can The Man On The Moon Say Kiddush Levana? Can You Be The Man On The Moon?|
In Mishneh Halachos (6:259) Rav Menashe Klein was asked if someone standing on the moon may say Kiddush Levana. He answered that there is no difference regarding the halacha of Kiddush Levana whether you are on the earth looking at the moon or standing on the moon itself and it is permissible to say Kiddush Levana even when standing on it.
However when asked if a person may travel to the moon he answered in the negative. The reason he says is because a person may not put himself in a Makom Sakana. Going to the moon presents two dangers. First getting there is not very safe and second the moon does not have air that a human can breathe, so being there in itself is dangerous and therefore forbidden.
Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.