Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Chayei Sara in PDF format
A Tefillah missed accidentally can be made up at the next Tefillah by davening twice at the next Tefillah. A woman who usually davens Minchah, and misses one accidentally, must daven Maariv twice (the regular Maariv with Shemoneh Essrai twice) if she wants to make it up. She cannot make it up by davening Maariv once,or by Shacharis, even if she does not usually daven Maariv.
There are different opinions about the kedushas Beis Hakenesses of an ezras nashim (one that is a reshus in itself,such as ours).The consensus is that certainly one should refrain from ‘kaloos rosh ‘ and ‘sichah beteilah’ there. In our ezras nashim at BTYA, it was made, and is used for, learning as well, and thus would have a kedushas Beis Medrash.
Vayeira Bulletin in PDF format
It is disrespectful, and thus ossur, to cross one’s legs during davening.
Whatever import wearing a yarmulka has, there is a specific halacha that in a Shul one MUST have their head covered, thus exhibiting kovod and awe in a bais HaShem
Parshsas Lech Lecha Bulletin in PDF format
If you forgot to say ‘vesein tal u’matar’:
- If you didn’t yet say HaShem’s name at the beracha’s conclusion, go back to vesein tal u’matar and continue from there.
- If you did say HaShem’s name, continue as regular and say vesein tal u’matar livrachah in shema koleinu
- If you forgot to insert it there, and said HaShem’s name at the end of the beracha, say lamdeinee chukecho, then say vesein….., and then continue:ki atta shome’a….
- if you concluded the beracha already, say vesein tal u’matar ..and continue with retzei
- if you began retzei already, go back to bareich aleinu, and continue from there….
- if you concluded shemoneh esrei (i.e, you said yihyu leratzon), repeat shemoneh esrei.
Besides all the other reasons to attend Monday night’s shiur in Hilchos Entering Har HaBayis, it will also hopefully give you an idea of how we should be conducting ourselves in our mikdash me’aht.
Parshas Noach Bulletin in PDF format
If one forgets to say yaaleh veyavo on Rosh Chodesh in bentching, one does NOT bentch over, because one does not have to eat a seudah on Rosh Chodesh–thus, “yaaleh veyavo in bentching” is not really obligatory. This is true even if Rosh Chodesh is Shabbos(and one IS OBLIGATED to eat a seudah), and the person said retzei but forgot yaaleh vayavo. Of course, if one forgot both, or just retzei, then when repeating bentching, one should say both.
It is hard to know where No’ach “went wrong” in his taking to wine in the aftermath of the mabul.Maybe –just maybe—he was feeling a bit too comfortable, a bit too good about himself, and acted inappropriately, with ‘kaloos rosh’.One should serve HaShem with joy and cheer, and with delight and optimism–but not with lightheadedness.
Sukkos/Bereishis Bulletin in PDF format
When walking around the bima for hoshanos , it is preferable to hold the lulav in one hand and the esrog in the other, as that is the preferred way to fulfill the mitzva of the 4 minim, and thus one will be fulfilling the mitzva during the hoshanos. So balance the siddur somewhere; get one of those billfold-style hoshanos; be creative (write the hoshanos on a fellow’s shirt – back, and march behind him each day of Sukkos ); but keep the hands free for the lulav and esrog.
The Sukah has a special sanctity. According to many, this is derived from a passuk. Therefore, behavior inside a Sukah must be somewhat dignified.
Imagine how much more so inside your Shul!