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Halacha - Borchu
Submitted by Israel  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The Rema OC 133 writes that if one missed borchu he should say it himself at the end of davening, so his behavior seems to be sanctioned by the Shulchan Aruch. Theoretically, if he is habitually negligent in coming to shul on time an assertive Rav could potentially discipline him by banning the practice, however it is rare for a Rav today to be so bold to discipline an adult and few congregants are respectful enough to take it constructively.
posted:2009-10-28 09:59:44  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Mincha-B'yechidus
Submitted by Daniel Cohen  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: It is important to daven with a minyan and there is no reason not to daven mincha after plag, so it would be much more advisable to wait and daven with a minyan unless there are specific circumstances preventing it.
posted:2009-08-13 13:23:58  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tefilah - maariv
Submitted by Matis G  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Alos HaShachar.
posted:2009-08-09 03:29:55  (1) comment   email to a friend


Halacha - Yistabach
Submitted by Tzvi  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: It is better to say Yishtabach first and then learn while waiting for Borchu. If you do that Mishna Berura 53:10 writes you may wait even half an hour. However the Chazan must say Kaddish immediately following Borchu, so he should wait before Yishtabach. He would be allowed to wait up to the amount of time necessary to daven the entire Pesukei d'Zimra from Boruch SheAmar to Yishtabach.
posted:2009-07-28 08:20:06  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - what is and isn't meteameh
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: There are two general reasons why Halacha would require one to wash hands, for cleanliness and for ruach ra. Only ruach ra obligates washing 3 times on each hand alternating hands, for cleanliness they may be washed in any manner and even wiped clean if water is not available. Touching ear wax, mucous from the nose and touching parts of the body usually covered such as the upper arm are issues of cleanliness and do not require washing 3 times. Cutting hair or nails is a problem of ruach ra and one must wash as in the morning.
posted:2009-06-03 09:26:57  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Davening netz alone
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes, but only if you daven netz on a regular basis. Otherwise it is better to daven with a minyan.
posted:2009-05-03 03:01:32  (6) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Shma
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

The Steipler writes in Kreina D'Igrsa that all of the different havaros today have imperfect aspects and it is impossible to know exactly which way is correct to pronounce Lashon HaKodesh. Therefore he concludes that one should retain the minhag of his father and not change, and with this he is yotzei l'chatchila.

posted:2009-04-08 09:03:59  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - cavana in tefilla
Submitted by Rephael  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

We do not repeat a tefilla due to lack of kavana, because there is no guarantee that you will have full concentration on every word the second time either. You do not need to worry that you may have forgotten a beracha, because when one says things that are familiar to him we assume he said it accurately.

posted:2009-04-03 00:57:09  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - atifah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

He should wear the same type of hat he wears when davening.

posted:2009-03-17 15:25:58  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - omiting titkabal
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Tiskabel is added to Kaddish after Shmona Esrei, as it means "may our prayers be accepted". On the night of Purim we say tiskabel immediately after Shmona Esrei before reading the Megilla, because waiting until after the Megilla would be too long of an interruption. So we do say tiskabel, just not where you expected it.

posted:2009-03-10 03:55:50  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tefilla
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: While ideal, it is not a requirement. However if Yishtabach was said without a minyan Kaddish may not be recited.
posted:2009-02-19 07:15:16  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tefila
Submitted by baruch  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

An excellent question that is asked by the Tosafos Yom Tov and Pri Megadim and they give no answer. The Gra and Kaf haChaim say that it is based on Kabbala, and I'm afraid I can't help you understand their reasoning. The bottom line is that the Gemorra, Rif, Rosh, Tur, Shulchan Aruch and Arizal all quote this beracha in past tense, and this is the way we say it.

posted:2009-02-17 08:30:44  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - last minute davening
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

First of all the time to daven shacharis is 2 hours before chatzos and one may not daven afterwards unless there were circumstances beyond his control. Furthermore, one must complete shmona esrei before the latest time, it is not sufficient to start. This would also apply to davening mincha close to shkiya.

posted:2009-02-13 16:08:06  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - HaMapil
Submitted by LH  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

The minimum required for kriyas Shema al hamita is the first paragraph of Shema and the beracha of HaMapil. Beyond that there are many different minhagim and texts printed in various siddurim.

posted:2009-02-12 22:37:54  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - chazzan's nusach
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes he may daven for the amud, and he must use the nusach of the place he is davening.
posted:2009-02-08 00:55:22  (0) comments   email to a friend


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