You say this every Elul—it’s time to see if you know:
Why do we say “L’Dovid HaShem Ori…” during Elul, until Sh’mini Atzeres?
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One should stand when saying the passuk “viyhi no’am” on Motza’ei Shabbos (MB 295:1), and preferably, when saying the whole perek of “yoshev b’seiser” (Shaarei Teshuvah there).
רצה (א): ואומרים ויהי נועם – ונוהגין לכפול פסוק ארך ימים [טור ע”ש הטעם] ופסוק ויהי נועם צריך לאומרו מעומד. ויש מקומות שא”א ויהי נועם בבית האבל רק מתחילין יושב בסתר וגו’:
If a person used the bathroom before Maariv, but did not have time to say “asher yatzar” before barchu, he should respond to barchu, but have in mind that he is not “starting” Maariv. He should then say asher yatzar and continue with davening Maariv.
If he did not have this intention, he must not say “asher yatzar” until after shemoneh esrei.
Regarding the saying of “Nacheim” at Minchah on Tish’a B’Av:
Most Acharonim hold that if one is bentching, one says “Nacheim” in the bentching where one usually says “ya’aleh v’yavo.” The “regular” chasimah should be said.
Kail Malei Rachamim (a memorial tefillah) is recited on the Shabbos preceding a yahrtzeit and on a Monday or Thursday of, or preceding, the yahrtzeit (together with av harachamim, or before returning the Torah to the aron). It is also said at the kever.
A woman who has yahrtzeit may recite it privately.
Make sure to say “al kanfei haShechinah,” NOT “tachas kanfei haShechinah.”
And make sure to give the tzedakah you pledged as soon as possible.