Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vaera 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vaera 5778

If a person started saying “ya’aleh v’yavo” on a regular day:

  • If he did not yet say the phrase  “b’yom _______ hazeh”, he should stop immediately and continue with “vesechezena”.
  • If he did say that phrase, he should stop and go back to “retzei”.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Shemos 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Shemos 5778

A person is obligated to pay attention to chazaras hashatz , and answer amein to each beracha. If there are not nine male adults listening , the chazan’s berachos are considered to be virtually in vain. When a person pays attention to the entire chazaras hashatz, he receives reward as if he has davened a second time.

If a chazan suspects that there will not be nine people listening, he should stipulate before beginning that if that occurs, his shemoneh essrei (i.e, the chazaras hashatz) should be considered a voluntary tefillah.(And thus, it would NOT help on Shabbos,Yom Tov, nor at any mussaf, which cannot be a voluntary tefillah.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vayechi 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vayechi 5778

It is praiseworthy to give tzedaka before davening, based on the passuk in Tehillim (17:15) “I will behold your face with righteousness.” Some have the minhag to give tzedaka  during “Vayevareich Dovid”, while saying the passukv’ha’osher vehkovod milefanechah….

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vayigash 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vayigash 5778

The fast for Aseres b’Teves is this coming Thursday, and this halacha is applicable for davening at Mincha:

  • If a person forgot to say aneinu in shomei’a tefilah:
    • If one said the Name of HaShem at the conclusion of the berachah of “shema koleinu”, one should continue, and say “aneinu” just before saying “yiheyu l’ratzon” at the end of shemoneh esrei (if one says “yiheyu l’ratzon” twice, then before the second time).
    • If one forgot it completely, one does not repeat shemoneh esrei.
  • One who is exempt from fasting does not say “aneinu” in shemoneh esrei at all.

One who forgot and ate or drank, says it, but says “beyom tzom hata’anis hazeh” instead of “beyom tzom ta’aniseinu.”