Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Mikeitz 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Mikeitz 5778

Tefilla Halacha

If one is in middle of Hallel on Chanukah, and hears a Bracha or Kedusha, one has the status as if they were in the middle of Birchos Krias Shema.

Thus, in middle of a chapter, one may only interrupt for “Amen, YeHei Shemei Rabbah”, “Amen” of “D’Amiran B’Alma V’Imru Amen”, the verses “Kadosh” and “Baruch” in Kedusha, the “Amen” of “HaKel HaKadosh” and the “Amen” of “Shomea Tefilah“; responding to “barchu”, “baruch HaShem…” ; and the first 3 words of modim deRabononmodim anachnu lach.”

If one is between 2 chapters, he/she may answer “Amen” to all Brachos.

NOTE THAT THE CHAPTERS ARE THE ONES AS THEY APPEAR IN TEHILLIM (perakim 113-118), NOT the paragraphs in the siddur.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Mikeitz (Chanukah) 5777

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Mikeitz (Chanukah) 5777

Tefilla Halacha

It’s time for that special Friday Minchah again—besides the lechatchilah minhag to daven it before hadlakas ner Chanukah. Because Friday is ALSO Rosh Chodesh, but Shabbos is not.

Therefore: If one forgets to say ya’aleh v’yavo at Minchah Friday Rosh Chodesh (maybe due to being too focused on al hanissim), and doesn’t remember to repeat shemoneh essrei (and of course one says al hanissim in that repetition as well) before it is already too late (i.e, after sheki’ah), then since Shabbos is NOT Rosh Chodesh (though it is still Chanukah!), it is a major shayloh if one can daven ma’ariv twice. Such a case (where you will not be saying “yaaleh veyavo” at the make-up tefillah) is a general shayloh even if it occurs during weekdays, and the aytzah given there is to daven the “repeat” Tefilla as a nedava – but this cannot be done on Shabbos!

And so:

Mishnah B’rurah says: Only one shemoneh essrei by Ma’ariv. No aytzah, sorry. You missed a tefillah. Ask Rav Malinowitz how to do teshuvah.

Aruch HaShulchan is noteh: Two amidahs by Ma’ariv. The Halacha lema’aseh is to treat the Minchah simply as a missed Tefillah, and it doesn’t matter that you will not be saying ya’aleh v’yavo at the makeup Tefillah.

Rav Malinowitz says: DON’T FORGET YA’ALEH V’YAVO AT MINCHA!! (and if you do, remember that you forgot before sheki’ah – or before you are mekabel Shabbos – and daven Minchah again.)

And never ever forget al hanissim—thanks and gratitude for the nitzachon and ness of Chanukah. For the eternity of our connection to Torah and Mitzvohs. And through that, to HaShem.