Bo 5774 Newsletter in PDF format

Tefilla Halacha

After reciting barchu, it is considered as if one has started birchos keri’as shema already. Thus, one may no longer say vehu rachum (at night); it should be said after shemoneh esrei. In cases of need, he can have in mind that he does not intend to start ma’ariv, but is merely answering barchu.