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.