Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Balak 5778
- On a fast day, if the chazzan forgets the beracha of “aneinu”, if he did not yet say the Name of HaShem at the conclusion of the beracha of refa’einu, he should go back to aneinu. If he did say that shem haShem, he should continue and say “aneinu” in “shome’ah tefillah”, BUT he should conclude the birchas shome’ah tefillah in its usual way.
- An individual, at Minchah. who forgot “aneinu” and concluded shome’ah tefillah, should continue and say “aneinu” during “Elokeiy, netzor…”. If he does not say it there, either, shemoneh esrei is not repeated.
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Chukas 5778
It is better to daven with a small minyan in a Beis Medrash (where people regularly learn Torah) than with a larger minyan in a Shul (if they don’t learn Torah). This is learned from the passuk “HaShem loves the gates of Zion (gates that learn Torah. see Gemara Berachos 8a and Shulchan Aruch O.C. 90:18 with MB there which explains the derasha) more so than all the dwellings of Yaakov (the Shuls)” (ibid).
Of course, BTYA is best of all!
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Chukas 5777
Amein, for a berachah of praise, means an affirmation that the praise is true .
For a berachah of praise-and-request, one should think that the praise is true, and that he hopes that the request will be granted.
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Chukas 5776
It is more important to stand by chazaras hashatz than by k’ri’as haTorah. Thus, if one can only do one of the two, he/she should stand by chazaras hashatz.