Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Pinchas 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Pinchas 5778

When making the berachos over the Torah upon receiving an aliyah, care must be taken to make the berachah loudly. If less than 9 adult males hear the berachah, it is very questionable if it is valid. If at least 9 adult males hear the berachah, everyone may respond–together with them—”baruch HaShem hamevorach…”

If less than 9 heard, no one may respond “baruch HaShem…” nor may anyone answer “amein.”

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Pinchas 5777

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Pinchas 5777

Tefilla Halacha

It is more important to say “tachanun” after shemoneh essreiy with nothing intervening, than to say “aleinu” together with the tzibbur.

Thus, if one finds oneself right after shemoneh essreiy (of Shacharis or Minchah) and the tzibbur is saying “aleinu”, one should say “tachanun”.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Pinchas 5776

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Pinchas 5776

Tefilla Halacha

If the chazzan forgets to say the aneinu berachah in shemoneh esrei on a fast day:

  • If he did not yet say shem haShem at the conclusion of the next berachah, he goes back to aneinu.
  • If he already said shem haShem, he continues, says “aneinu” in shema koleinu, and concludes that berachah in the normal fashion: “…shomei’ah tefillah.”