Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vayeitzei 5778

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vayeitzei 5778

Tefilla Halacha

There is a mitzvah (some say mid’oraiysa) to accept Shabbos some time before sheki’a. One must therefore be careful to daven Mincha on Friday early enough that there will be time to accept Shabbos before sheki’a. Women must daven Mincha before lighting Shabbos candles.

One accepts Shabbos early preferably verbally. However, even if one only thinks in his mind that he accepts Shabbos, it is binding and he has fulfilled the mitzva.

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vayeitei 5777

Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vayeitei 5777

Tefilla Halacha

If one is in the middle of “elokei, netzor…” and has to answer kaddish or kedushah or barchu (which one is permitted to do), it is better to cut short the “elokeiy, netzor…” paragraph, say “yiheyu l’ratzon…”, and take three steps back. (If there is time, one should also say “osseh shalom bimromav…”.)