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In a few months, my friend's son will have his aufruf in a hotel. This hotel occasionally has Jewish groups and they set up a room for a minyan, when needed. However, it is a hotel - not a shul. But it is also not someone's home - it's a public place. It's not exactly as the Shulchan Aruch describes. I have often stayed at a hotel like this for ...


I found a discussion regarding this here. In conclusion a case could be made for both saying or omitting "Me'en Sheva" thus creating a situation of Safek. The author of the above article concludes: the Pri Megadim (MZ 268:8) raises the possibility that those who recite Me'en Sheva out of doubt run the risk of a beracha l’vatala (in vain). Thus, in ...

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