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Even according to the custom of avoiding interrupting between washing and the blessing of HaMotzi, one need not wash again if one spoke or otherwise interrupted as long as the person remained mindful to keep their hands clean during the interim (Mishna B'rura 166:6, English translation): דע דעיקר דין תכיפה המוזכר בסימן זה הוא רק מצוה לכתחלה אבל בדיעבד ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in סימן טו - דיני קדיש וברכו וצרוף עשרה says that as long as there are at least 6 people actually answering, you may say Kaddish, as long as there are 10 adult males above Bar Mitzva awake in the room - even if 1, 2, 3 or 4 of them are forbidden from answering kaddish at that moment. סעיף ז': אִם אֵין ט' שׁוֹמְעִין לְהַשְּׁלִיחַ ...


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The Maharam Chalawa in the 10th chapter of Pesachim discusses this. He says that even if it were coming down to the end of zman Mincha and you had to stop to daven, it would still not be a hefsek. This is codified by the Shulchan Aruch O.C. 178:6 מי שנזכר בתוך הסעודה שלא התפלל ועמד והתפלל אפילו אם אין שהות לגמור סעודתו ולהתפלל שחייב להפסיק ואי אפשר לו ...


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HALACHIPEDIA has part of its entry on Birkat HaMazon that deals with the question. The numbers refer to the references – please see the original especially ref 21. It's not the distraction that matters so much as the time and how hungry you are - see below. How long does one have to say Birkat HaMazon? If one ate bread and is full, preferably ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch rules that: One may not interrupt between washing and eating, even with doing nothing or walking around. One who interrupts, need not wash again, unless he's become totally distracted from this washing, by doing some [major unrelated] activity or talking a lot. He brings this in סימן מא - הלכות בציעת הפת וברכת המוציא סעיף ...


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Aruch HaShulchan Orach Chaim 184:7 & 8 says that we don't know how to determine if one is still full, therefore one should say Birchas HaMazon within 72 minutes of completing the meal. If it is beyond 72 minutes then one should eat another Kezayis and then say Birchas HaMazon.


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It seems that you are assuming that he is using his phone to daven with for the text of the shmoneh esrai. Otherwise, it will be turned off and he would never get the message. Those apps (that put the sidur on the screen) will not allow a text message to come through and interrupt. Nowadays many phones have apps that show the Hebrew date. If you have the ...


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There appears to be a major question if the Kaddish before Shmoneh Esrei is a preface to Tefillah or is associated with the Ashrei or berachos that precede it. To satisfy all opinions one should not be mafsik before or after. See mishna berurah 25:59 that this is apparently a machlokes between magen Avraham who holds to remove tefillin after kaddish and ...


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this was supposedly asked to Rav Shlomo Aviner What should a person do if he is in the middle of the Shemoneh Esrei and hears a warning siren for an incoming missile? A: He should run to the bomb shelter and continue to Daven the Shemoneh Esrei there. This is based on two factors: 1. It is a case of a life-threatening situation. 2. Walking in the middle ...


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See the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yalkut Yosef in סימן קלט - סדר הקריאה והברכות where he says: יד: מנהגינו פשוט שהמברך ברכה אחרונה אחר קריאת התורה, אינו עונה אמן אחר ברכתו, אף על פי שכל העונה אמן אחר ברכותיו הרי זה משובח, הכא שאני, שהרי מעיקר הדין מותר להפסיק בדברי תורה קודם שבירך ברכה אחרונה. [ילקוט יוסף, הלכות קריאת התורה עמוד צב]. ‏ "From a strict ...


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I think the Magen Avraham understands that one is permitted to make a interruption to facilitate the beginning of the meal. So just like the leader can't start eating until he has clarified if his animals have eaten yet and the lack of that knowledge prevents him from starting to eat, so to the Magen Avram allows you to request that food be served to a ...


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Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim Chaim 184:5 says one has until the food digests, which is determined by a hunger caused from that eating. Therefore, as soon as one is hungry again (even though digestion has not yet completed), he may no longer bentch. Mishna Berurah 20, and more clearly in the Biur Halacha, says this is at least 72 minutes.


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I can't tell you for sure but here is some info that may help. Concerning the hephsek between the shel yad and the shel rosh, the Ben Ish Chai is stringent not to interrupt for Kadish or Kedusha between the two even when NO bracha is made, such as when putting on Rabbeinu Tam. See his halachos at the end of parshas Vayeira, shana alef, siman 26. So ...


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The source for this entire question is the Remo (based on the Mordechai and the Maharil) in Shulcahn Aruch Orach Chaim 263:5 who says: הגה: יֵשׁ מִי שֶׁאוֹמֵר שֶׁמְּבָרְכִין קֹדֶם הַהַדְלָקָה, וְיֵשׁ מִי שֶׁאוֹמֵר שֶׁמְּבָרֵךְ אַחַר הַהַדְלָקָה (מָרְדְּכַי סוֹף ב''מ), וּכְדֵי שֶׁיְּהֵא עוֹבֵר לַעֲשִׂיָּתוֹ לֹא יֵהָנֶה מִמֶּנָּה עַד לְאַחַר הַבְּרָכָה, ...


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All of this reposted from http://www.berachot.org/halacha/12_shiurberacha.html Time Lapse (max) - From when you are done eating, how long do you have to say the bracha achrona? There is a difference between Bread and all other items in this regard: Bread: Ideally, one should bentch within 72 minutes from when he stopped eating, since within ...


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In Halacha we find that stopping during the recital Shma (a Torah obligation) - even long enough to finish the entire reading (according to some opinions) - is permitted. (הלכות קרית שמע פרק ב' הלכה י"ב) We also find cases where one should stop one's recital of the Amida and remain silent. E.g. when Kadish or Kedusha is being recited. So we see that ...


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The reason being, that there are 2 types of Borei Pri Hagefen. The first type is the classic one: You want to drink wine and you first have to make a Bracha. This is called ברכת הנהנין - a Bracha before enjoying something. The second type is the "Shira" type. The Borei Pri Hagefen is the Bracha we use in that case - we then say other Brachot - and then ...



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