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#According to most authorities this blessing is a [[time-bound commandment]], thus exempting women from obligation of its recital. <ref>Meiri (Sanhedrin 42a) seems to hold that women are obligated in its recital. Rabbi Shlomo Kluger (Chochmas Shlomo 426:1) explains that although this ritual is time-framed it does not fall under the category of time-bound obligations from which women are exempt for. He reasons that Birkas Halevana is not attached to a specific time on the calendar, as most time-bound commandments, rather this ritual which is a "response" to a natural phenomenon - the moon's renewal - which so happens to be at specific part of the month, and women are therefore obligated. Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik held this way as well (Nefesh Harav, pg. 176) See Yabia Omer (Orach Chaim 5:36) for more on this topic. Rav Moshe Feinstein (Choshen Mishpat 2:47) however argued that even this is considered time-framed as it comes around at a same specific time monthly, and that suffices to consider it a time-bound commandment from which women are exempt from. Mishnah Berurah (426:1) considers it so as well. </ref>#When it comes to other time-bound commandments there is a dispute between the Sephardic and Ashkenazic authorities as to whether they may opt-in and recite the blessing if they so wish. <ref>{{Bracha on Mitzvot Aseh Shehazman Grama}}</ref> When it comes to this blessing however, the widespread custom is that all women do not in fact recite it. <ref>Mishnah Berurah 426</ref> Some suggest that women should attempt to hear the blessing recited by a man who has in mind that the blessing be behalf of them as well.<ref>Kaf Ha'chaim HaChaim (Orach Chaim 426:1)</ref>

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