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Yahrzeit
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Timing If the person was buried before the passage of two sunsets after death: Yahrzeit day is the anniversary date of the day he or she died. If the person was NOT buried before the passage of two sunsets after death: First yahrzeit is one year after the day he/she was buried. Subsequent yahrzeits will […]
325. Forgetting Dew and Rain
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 10:8 If one makes a mistake in the winter and neglects to recite Morid hageshem (that God causes rain to fall) or Morid hatal (that God causes dew to fall), he must go back to the beginning. If he mentioned dew (v’sein tal), however, he need not repeat Shemoneh Esrei. If one […]
324. Davening the Weekday Shemoneh Esrei on Shabbos
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 10:6 If someone is in doubt as to whether or not he davened, he does not daven again unless he intends the second davening as a voluntary prayer. This is because one may recite voluntary prayers throughout the day. If one is davening Shemoneh Esrei and he realizes that he already davened, […]
323. The Replacement Shaliach Tzibbur
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 10:4 When someone steps in to take over the repetition of Shemoneh Esrei, from where should he begin? If the first shaliach tzibbur erred in one of the middle brachos, his replacement begins from the start of the bracha in which the error was made. If he erred in one of the […]
322. Mistakes in Shemoneh Esrei
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 10:2 If the shaliach tzibbur makes a mistake while davening the silent Shemoneh Esrei, he does not daven again silently because this would be an imposition on the congregation. Rather, he relies on the repetition of Shemoneh Esrei that he will recite out loud. This applies when he does not make a […]
321. Davening Without Kavanah
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 9:14 On Rosh Chodesh and chol hamoed, U’va L’Tziyon is recited before musaf. On Saturday nights, the order of kedusha found in U’va L’Tziyon is also recited after maariv, followed by kaddish and havdalah.   Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 10:1 If a person davened without proper concentration, he must daven a second time […]
320. U’va L’Tziyon on Shabbos and Yom Tov
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 9:12 As noted in 9:11, the bracha of Magen Avos was instituted to keep people in shul longer on Friday nights. Therefore, when yom tov, Rosh Chodesh or Yom Kippur falls on Shabbos, the shaliach tzibbur who davens maariv does not mention the special aspect of the day in Magen Avos. Rather, […]