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Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Nasso 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Nasso 5778

L’kovod the Sonnenberg-grandchild bris

(on Shabbos,IYH,right after davening):

The person at the b’ris making the beracha “borei pri hagofen” (or, by the b’ris this Shabbos, “borei p’ri hagefen”) can have in mind to be yotzei Kiddush with that berachah. But since Kiddush requires b’mokom seudah, he must ASAP eat a kazayis of cake, or at last drink another reviis wine.

Anyone listening can also be yotzei Kiddush (we will be announcing that the mevarech should have in mind to be motzie whoever wants to be yotzei in Kiddush), provided that they too eat a kazayis cake or have a reviis wine asap.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Bamidbar & Shavuos 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Bamidbar & Shavuos 5778

Minchah, Seudah Shlishis, on Shabbos Erev Yom Tov

When Shabbos is erev Yom Tov, as is now coming up, seudah shlishis/mincha and Hilchos Yom Tov can conflict. There are a few lechatchilahs (initially the ideal way to do things) which can conflict, and one has to plan beforehand and decide.

  • It is better not to eat a seudah erev Yom Tov once the “tenth-hour” is reached. (4:05 pm this year)
  • It is better to eat seudah shlishis after one davens Minchah

After the tenth hour, one may eat seudah shlishis on erev Yom Tov, if necessary, but must be careful not to eat a “large seudah” and to eat less bread than usual. One may certainly eat seudah shlishis before Minchah, if necessary.

The Shul will be having its usual 1:20 pm Minchah. That allows one to daven Minchah, and then eat seudah shlishis whenever one wants, even before 4:05 .

But many people feel rushed in their second seudah if they try to make the 1:20 Minchah.

We didn’t schedule a, say, 2:30pm Minchah, feeling that is a difficult time for people.

So we scheduled a 5:30pm Minchah, figuring that that allows for an almost-normal AuB; and it is still early enough to not really have a problem of encroaching on the nighttime Yom Tov seudah (although it is after the lechatchilah zeman).

One may, of course, choose to eat seudah shlishis before  Minchah. Probably better to eat seudah shlishis before Minchah, and to eat it before 4:05pm.

As of this writing, we will also be having a pre-sheki’ah Minchah, at 7:10 pm .Please check the bulletin if that remained in place.

Theoretically, one can b’di’eved eat a small seudah shlishis up till sheki’ah; but after sheki’ah, even if one is in the middle of their seudah and is used to continuing after sheki’ah on a Motzei Shabbos; be aware that Kiddush (of Yom Tov ) is different than Havdalah, and thus one must stop eating at shekiah, until one makes Kiddush.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Bechukosai 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Bechukosai 5778

The concluding words in yishtabach are:

Melech                    The King
Ail                            Almighty
Chei ha’olamim      Lifegiver of the worlds

So it is read: “melech, ail, chei ha’olamim”

Any other grouping is wrong and meaningless.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Emor 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Emor 5778

There is an accepted custom to answer “baruch hu u’varuch shemo” (BHUS) to someone’s beracha after the shem haShem is said (unless one is being yotzei with that beracha). During chazaras hashatz one must be careful not to allow that to have him or her miss answering amein. Also, BHUS should not be drawn out, and the chazzan should wait till the BHUS of the tzibbur is finished, as the tzibbur must hear every word of chazaras hashatz, especially the concluding words of the beracha.