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Greetings before the Tefilla
Question: This morning I needed to ask a friend of mine about something important before Shacharit. I tried to get his attention but he didn’t notice me. Finally, I called out to him ‘Shalom’! Then he realized I was taking to him and we spoke. He told me though that I should not have said Shalom to him before Shacharit. What should I have said to him?
Saying Brachot on the way to the Bet Knesset.
Question: I have a hard time unfortunately getting to Shacharit on time in the morning. On my way to Shacharit I say Birchot Hashachar. First is that OK? As I am running sometimes though, I think I see dog feces on the floor as I pass. Should I stop saying the bracha in that case?
The place of Tefillin Shel Rosh
Shalom to the Rav: I am a Gabbai of the Bet Haknesset. Sometimes a Gabbai not only calls people up for Aliyot but has to be in charge of Seder in the Kehillah. One of the men who pray at our Shacharit minyan spend his whole shacharit looking at other people’s Shel Rosh and telling them to correct it s position. He always finds them to be a little bit off and he motions to them until they move it. Many have told him bluntly to leave them alone, but he feels it is mission from Shamayim to do this. They have to come to me to ask him to stop or tell him he can ‘t pray here anymore. Is he correct? Maybe if I post clear instructions of where the Tefillin Shel Rosh needs to be he will stop.
Learning Torah during Chazarat HaShatz
Question: To the Rabbi: In our Kehillah for Shacharit there have been big arguments lately. One part of the Tzibur are very Makpid on Daf Hayomi. If they are behind many of them will continue learning the Daf to catch up during Chazarat HaShatz. So, the other others by the Minyan got upset that they are not paying attention in to the Chazzan. The learners claim that anyway today there is no actual obligation for Chazarat HaShatz since we have siddurim everyone knows the Tefilla. Iven still they are answering Amen so there is a minyan answering. Are they allowed to continue or not?
The Minimum number to start Chazarat HaSh”atz
Shalom to the Rav: We have a Shacharit Minyan in our Bet Haknesset early in the morning. The minyan is very small, sometimes eleven men sometimes twelve. Most of the men attending must run off to work, however there are some people who come who pray Shemoneh Esrei much more slowly, and it takes a longtime to finish Shemoneh Esrei. Many members have to run out and become impatient waiting it creates a lot of tension. Are we allowed to start Chazarat HaShatz with less than ten men who finished and if so, what is the minimum?
What should I pray during a commute to work?
I take a bus to work every morning for a quarter-hour, and this is the only time I have available to pray Shacharit. What parts of the tefillah should I recite? I cannot wake up earlier in the morning or continue praying at work.
Which is better - to be one of the first ten [men] or to come to the beit Knesset (synagogue) adorned with tefillin (phylacteries)
I would like to ask, which is preferable in coming to synagogue for shacharit (morning prayers): To be among the first ten or perhaps not to be of the first ten, but to come in wearing tefillin and tzizit (prayer shawl)?
Dreaming about my father
I dreamed about my father getting sick and dying, it made me very afraid, is there any meaning to the dream?
Is it permitted to daven Shacharit after only a few hours of sleep? What is considered “night” (ie from what hour to what hour)? If one didn’t sleep the minimum amount required what is the law?
100 Blessings Every Day
There is an idea to make 100 blessings every day. How is it possible for a woman specifically to make so many blessings in one day?