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R Eliezer Melamed addresses this (online under 3 but also I think in The Laws of prayer - need to check the page) The chazan is the emissary of the congregation, and therefore a person is prohibited from taking hold of the chazanut unless he is asked to do so by the congregation or by the gabbai as its representative. Hence, one may not respond ...


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Rav Moshe Feinstein (Igrot Moshe YD 4:61:4) ruled they should not split up because of BeRov Am, and all the more so in a case where the extra group would not be in a Shul or even a room without a Torah scroll. Rav Chaim Kanievsky (Gam Ani Odekha (Shonim) 3:34) says it is better in your situation not to split up into multiple Minyanim. Rav Yehuda Herzl ...


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Davening from the amud is not an obligation indeed, and if someone else has priority one is not obligated to find another minyan in order to daven from the amud. It is a custom as a way of honoring one’s parent. R Avraham Yosef (Chief Rabbi of Holon, son of R Ovadia Yosef) was asked last Friday on his weekly radio halacha Q&A "what does one lose when ...


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they have an obligation to say kaddish (for 11 months). by leading davening they have more opportunities to say kaddish. there are also some opinions which says that certain days like rosh chodesh and shabbos a mourner shouldn't lead davening but there are different customs about this


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The minimum requirement for kaddish is to say it once at any one of the three minyonim. If a person cannot attend any of the three minyonim on a particular day, he cannot "make it up" on a different day. Chabad.org (shown below) recommends that one learn or give tzedakah or emphasize a mitzvah in honor of the deceased parent. This can help in the event that ...


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The above is correct but in addition, for a parent, one tears on the left, the side of the heart. For the other 5 relatives (brother, sister, spouse, or [R"L,] son or daughter), one tears on the right side. Also, it is inappropriate to show such an intense form of mourning on Shabbos or after the Shiva. To clarify, this is only appropriate for the shiva, ...


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Shulchan Arukh YD 340:14 על כל המתים אם בא להחליף תוך ז' ימים מחליף ואינו קורע על אביו ואמו אם מחליף תוך ז' קורע כל הבגדים שהוא מחליף ואינו מאחה לעולם כמו בפעם הראשון.‏ Upon any [ordinary] death, if [the mourner] comes to change [his clothes] during Shiva, he may switch and not tear [again], [but] on one's father and mother, if he switches ...


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When Pesach started, it cut short sh'loshim (the "thirty days" you speak of).



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