Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Ki Seitzei 5777
The order of priorities in pesukei d’zimrah on Shabbos (in order to make tefillah b’tzibur) is:
- Baruch she’amar, ashrei, nishmas (through yishtabach)
- The entire weekday p’sukei d’zimrah (in the order required any weekday when choosing priority)
- Lamenatze’ach (Psalm 19); l’Dovid (Psalm 34); tefilah l’Moshe (Psalm 90)
- the remaining parts
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Ki Savo 5776
Machatzis HaShekel writes (in OC siman 68) that the pesukim preceding each selichah were picked b’ru’ach hakodesh and in fact form the basis for the upcoming selichah. Thus, one should say them slowly and carefully.
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Ki Seitzei 5776
L’kovod the Bar-Mitzvah of Naftali Tzvi Yehudah Baum:
We read (actually, the Bar-Mitzvah boy will read) in this week’s sedra about the ben-sorrer u’moreh. This carries a lesson, says the Sefer HaChinuch. He says that this parshah teaches us that for the first 3 months of adulthood, a person must be even more aware of his new obligation to guard against sin (if you decide to look for it, it’s in mitzvah 248).
Nevertheless, or maybe on the contrary, due to this, a Bar Mitzvah is a most joyous occasion.
It really should require that the Bar Mitzvah boy recite the shehecheyanu berachah in honor of his new acceptance of mitzvohs. It is best if he wear a new garment, and recite the berachah over that, having in mind to refer also to his acceptance of the mitzvohs.