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Shulchan Aruch (OC 65) says to say "Sh'ma" with the congregation when they say it, and Mishna B'rura 9 there says the same is true of other things recited as a congregation such as "Ashre" and "Alenu". In what sense are the latter two considered prayers that are recited communally (more so than most of the rest of the prayer service)?

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The Mishnah Brurah is giving those as an example. Maybe he means anything said in public (as opposed to, for example, birchos hanehenin) –  b a Dec 10 '12 at 5:40
@ba So, basically the entire davening? –  Double AA Dec 10 '12 at 5:49
related judaism.stackexchange.com/a/22911/759 –  Double AA Dec 20 '12 at 4:12
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/38241 –  msh210 May 15 '14 at 6:11
could be because in many congregations those are sung out loud. –  Dude Jun 16 '14 at 21:21

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