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314. The Morning Service
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 8:12 A person who cannot distinguish between the pronunciation of an alef and an ayin should not be designated as prayer leader, nor should one who is generally inarticulate. A teacher may designate one of his students to lead the service in his presence. A blind person may recite Shema publicly and […]
313. Choosing a Shaliach Tzibbur
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 8:10 We said in 8:9 that one person can fulfill the obligation of prayer on behalf of another only when the other does not know how to daven. An exception to this rule is Rosh Hashana, plus Yom Kippur of the Jubilee year. On those two days, the prayer leader can fulfill […]
312. Davening for Another Person
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 8:8 Continuing the idea of a small courtyard that opens entirely into a large one: if there was excrement in the larger one, it is prohibited to recite Shema or Shemoneh Esrei even in the small one. If there was excrement in the small one, it is permitted to recite Shema and […]
311. The Minyan Must All Be Together
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 8:6 A matter of holiness requires a minyan as per Leviticus 22:32, “I will be sanctified among the children of Israel.” If something that requires a minyan was started with ten people but some of them left, even though we may not start them without a minyan, those who remain may conclude […]