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243. Extending and Returning Greetings
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Kriyas Shema 2:16 If a person is in the middle of a section of Shema, he may pause in order to greet someone he is afraid of, like a king or a despot. He may return the greeting of one whom he is required to honor, like his father or teacher. Kriyas Shema 2:17 The […]
242. Making a Mistake in Shema
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Kriyas Shema 2:14 If a person makes a mistake in the middle of a section and he’s not sure where, he goes back to the beginning of that section. If one recited “uchsavtam” but he doesn’t know whether it was the “uchsavtam” of the first paragraph or the second, he goes back to the “uchsavtam” […]
241. Pausing, Half-Asleep, Unsure if Recited
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Kriyas Shema 2:12 If one pauses during his recitation of the Shema, he fulfills his obligation. This is true even if he paused long enough that he could have recited the entire Shema; this is only the case if he recited it in order. If a person recited Shema while he was half-asleep, he fulfills […]
239. Enunciation During Shema
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Kriyas Shema 2:8 One may not gesture with his eyes, mouth words with his lips, or point with his fingers while reciting the Shema so that he not impair the attention he should be giving it. If one did do this, he still fulfills his obligation but he has acted improperly. When one recites Shema, […]
Mourning
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Introduction to Mourning Who Is a Mourner? A mourner is defined in halacha as someone mourning during the 12-month mourning period for parents or the 30-day mourning period for the other five relatives (spouse, brother, sister, son, daughter). After 30 days, one is no longer a mourner for anyone but one’s parents. Mourners’ Restrictions If […]
238. Not Stopping Activities to Recite Shema
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Kriyas Shema 2:6 If a person is eating, in the bathhouse, getting his hair cut, working with skins, or is involved in a court case when the time to recite Shema arrives, he should finish what he’s doing and recite Shema afterwards. If he is concerned that the time for reciting Shema will pass and […]
237. Stopping Activities to Recite Shema
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Kriyas Shema 2:4 One who is involved with his work must stop while he recites the entire first section of Shema. Craftsmen must likewise interrupt their work for the first section so that their recitation of Shema not be sloppy. The rest of Shema may be recited while working normally. Even if one is working […]
236. Reciting Shema in Any Position
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Kriyas Shema 2:2 One may recite Shema however he is: standing, walking, reclining, or riding on an animal. One may not recite Shema lying face down on the ground or flat on his back facing upward. One may recite it while lying on his side. Someone who cannot roll over onto his side because he […]