Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Pinchas

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Pinchas

The chazzan must wait when he finishes a beracha and not start the next beracha,until most of the tzibbur have finished answering amen .

If the chazzan is negligent and does not wait, the tzibbur should not answer amein to that beracha.


Welcoming a new face and conversing with him/her is certainly a mitzvah, and, as such, may be done in a Shul. This only means, however,that it is not sichah beteilah, idle talk. It remains ossur to talk even such talk during davening, meaning when it disturbs others and of course when it is ossur to talk because of Hilchos Tefillah or Hilchos Keri’as HaTorah.

Of course,you always say shalom aleichem, smile, help him/her find a place to sit, and give them a chumash or a siddur.

So as the new faces start coming, say shalom before (and talk),and shalom after (and talk),but (generally)never shalom during.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Balak

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Men are obligated to say parshas hatamid  every day. Women should try to say it . It is preferable to stand while saying it.It can be said after davening if one did not say it before.

Chazal tell us that we can deduce from Bil’am’s blessings the curses that he was prepared to give.”Mah tovu oh-hoh-lechoh Ya’akov..” tells us that he was planning to curse  B’nei Yisrael that they not be able to have Botei K’nesses nor Botei Medrash!

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Chukas

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You may call up someone who is going on a trip to say goodbye before Shacharis. If the greeting shalom will be used, it is better to say birchos hashachar first.

In Shaylos UTeshuvos Riva, in a discussion of a Sefer Torah which fell, the Riva writes that it is clear to him that the Sefer fell as a result of people who talked during kri’as haTorah.
Think about that when you feel like talking ‘dibburim assurim’ in Shul.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Korach

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From dawn, it is ossur to go and greet someone with a “shalom” or a “good morning” before davening Shacharis. This can be more relevant than you think (for example, in Shul, if you want to go to greet someone some distance away–[even assuming that we are talking when it is muttar to greet a person in Shul] ).

If you meet up with someone, you can say good morning; the minhag is to not say the word “shalom” in such a case. The word “shalom” has special meaning, as it is (at times) one of the Names of HaShem.

If you’ve said berachos, you can go and greet the friend with “good morning”; if you meet someone after you’ve said berachos, you can even say “shalom.”

In all cases, one can reply even with the word “shalom” to a greeting from another.

It is permitted to eat and drink in a Shul if it is for a Shul need—-e.g., a worker fixing something or a “shomer” can eat in the shul. This has come to be extended to include kiddushim and even meals in a Shul if it is perceived as a Shul need.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Shelach

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If you are learning in Shul, and the tzibur starts saying aleinu, you stop and say it together with them. Aleinu should be said with awe, concentration, and proper kovod.

There are still people who see fit to joke around precisely when the sefer Torah is being brought out to the bimah to layn in. Besides the issur of קלות ראש in a Shul, it is also decidely a total lack of kovod for the sefer Torah! Maybe this is their first opportunity to be permitted technically to talk since the davening started—nevertheless, it remains ossur בהחלט!