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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.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Acharie Mos/Kedoshim 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Acharei Mos/Kedoshim 5778

Women are technically exempt from the mitzvah of k’ri’as sh’ma. But since reciting sh’ma is tied to accepting ohl malchus shamayim, a woman should recite at least the first 2 lines (sh’ma and baruch shem); it is preferable for her to recite the entire first paragraph; and praiseworthy to recite the entire sh’ma (3 paragraphs).

 

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Tzaria/Metzora 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Tzaria/Metzora 5778

It’s that Shabbos with the vexing problem again: What to say in bentching of Seudah Shlishis on Shabbos Erev Rosh Chodesh?

  1. Best Option: Don’t eat “pas” (challah, bread, cake) after sheki’ah, and only say “retzei”.
  2. Next Option: If you did eat “pas”, but not past 20 minutes after sheki’ah, only say “retzei”.
  3. If you did eat “pas” past 20 minutes, you have a problem. Aruch HaShulchan says to say only “retzei”, MB says to say only “ya’aleh veyavoh”, or maybe both. So don’t do this. Exercise that self-control muscle that the Chovohs HaLevavohs is always talking about.

As a public service, we will be shortening Minchah by not saying “Tzidkosscho tzedek,” thus enabling everyone to start their seudah shlishis that much earlier.