By Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom | Series: Rambam | Level: Intermediate
9. What is the time for K’riat Sh’ma at night? The Mitzva is from the time the stars come out until half the night. If he delayed and read before *Amud haShahar* (dawn), “Yatza”; since they [the Rabbis] only said “midnight” in order to keep people far from sinning.
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