HaShoneh Halachos emails include two halachos per day, seven days a week (emails for Shabbos and Yom Tov are sent in advance). Material is based upon the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, with occasional elucidation from the Mishnah Brurah abd other sources. The text is not a direct translation but a paraphrase into easy-to-read, conversational English.

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122. Forgetting Aneinu
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20:7 When the shaliach tzibbur finishes the repetition of Shemoneh Esrei, he should quietly say the verse “y’hiyu l’ratzon imrei fi” but he does not take three steps back, relying on the steps he took after his personal Shemoneh Esrei. (If he does take the three steps, it’s not a problem – Mishnah Brurah 123:19.) […]
121. Modim
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20:5 When the shaliach tzibbur reaches Modim, the entire congregation bows and says the “Modim d’Rabbanan.” (The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch says to say the entire prayer while bowing but Mishnah Brurah 127:5 and Biur Halacha on OC 127:1 acknowledge the universal custom to bow for the first three words and then to straighten up.) What […]
120. Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh
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20:3 The shaliach tzibbur should be careful that, when he finishes one blessing, he not start the next until the majority of the minyan has said Amen. If he starts the next blessing too quickly – for example, if he said “Magen Avraham” and immediately continued “Atah gibbur” so that the minyan did not have […]
119. Chazaras HaShatz
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20:1 When the shaliach tzibbur takes three steps back after completing his personal Shemoneh Esrei, he should remain in place for the amount of time it would take for a person to walk four cubits (six feet). He then returns to his place and quietly says the verse “Hashem s’fasai tiftach…” (“God, open my lips…”), […]
118. Aneinu
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19:13 If the shaliach tzibbur made a mistake in his personal Shemoneh Esrei, he does not go back and repeat it because this would inconvenience the entire congregation. Instead, he may rely on the communal prayer that he will say out loud. Since this doubles as his personal Shemoneh Esrei, he would say the paragraph […]
117. Remembering Ya’aleh v’Yavo after Musaf
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19:11 If someone forgot to say ya’aleh v’yavo at shacharis on Rosh Chodesh or chol hamoed, he must repeat Shemoneh Esrei, even if he already said musaf including ya’aleh v’yavo. (There are a variety of opinions on this matter. One may be able to rely on his ya’aleh v’yavo from musaf if he davened with […]
116. Forgetting Ya’aleh v’Yavo
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19:9 If someone erred during maariv on the first night of Pesach and started saying the weekday Shemoneh Esrei, if he remembered after starting the blessing “bareich aleinu,” he must finish saying that bracha but he does not say tal u’matar since the congregation does not say it on that day. The same is true […]
115. Errors within 30 Days
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19:7 If someone made a mistake and said tal u’matar in the summer months, he must return to the start of the blessing “bareich aleinu.” If he didn’t remember until after saying the verse “yihiyu l’ratzon” at the end of Shemoneh Esrei, he must repeat the entire Shemoneh Esrei. 19:8 What if one can’t recall […]
114. Tal u’Matar
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19:5 Outside of Israel, we begin to say “tal u’matar,” the request for dew and rain, at maariv on the sixtieth day after the autumnal equinox. This is typically the fifth of December. (In Israel, we begin on 7 Cheshvan – OC 117:1.) This insertion is said until Pesach. 19:6 If someone made a mistake […]
113. Morid HaTal
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19:3 In locations where people say “morid hatal” in the summer months, if someone erred and said “tal” instead of “geshem” in the winter months, here’s how to proceed: If he remembers after he has already said “Baruch Atah Hashem,” he finishes saying the bracha. In this case, he does not have to repeat Shemoneh […]