Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Devarim (Chazon) – Tisha B’Av 5778
Someone who forgets to say ”nacheim” in the berachah of “v’liYerushalayim” at Minchah on the fast of Tisha B’Av, and remembers after concluding the berachah, should say it in the berachah of retzei, just before “v’sechezenah”, but should say the regular conclusion of the berachah of retzei.
Even a person not fasting should say “nacheim.”
If he/she is bentching, “nacheim” should be said before the words “u’venei Yerushalayim”.
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Matos-Masei 5778
All agree that when Erev Shabbos is Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av, one who washes every Friday with hot water, soap, and shampoo, may do so this Erev Shabbos also.
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Pinchas 5778
When making the berachos over the Torah upon receiving an aliyah, care must be taken to make the berachah loudly. If less than 9 adult males hear the berachah, it is very questionable if it is valid. If at least 9 adult males hear the berachah, everyone may respond–together with them—”baruch HaShem hamevorach…”
If less than 9 heard, no one may respond “baruch HaShem…” nor may anyone answer “amein.”
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Balak 5778
- On a fast day, if the chazzan forgets the beracha of “aneinu”, if he did not yet say the Name of HaShem at the conclusion of the beracha of refa’einu, he should go back to aneinu. If he did say that shem haShem, he should continue and say “aneinu” in “shome’ah tefillah”, BUT he should conclude the birchas shome’ah tefillah in its usual way.
- An individual, at Minchah. who forgot “aneinu” and concluded shome’ah tefillah, should continue and say “aneinu” during “Elokeiy, netzor…”. If he does not say it there, either, shemoneh esrei is not repeated.
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Chukas 5778
It is better to daven with a small minyan in a Beis Medrash (where people regularly learn Torah) than with a larger minyan in a Shul (if they don’t learn Torah). This is learned from the passuk “HaShem loves the gates of Zion (gates that learn Torah. see Gemara Berachos 8a and Shulchan Aruch O.C. 90:18 with MB there which explains the derasha) more so than all the dwellings of Yaakov (the Shuls)” (ibid).
Of course, BTYA is best of all!