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Orach Chaim 104:7 & Aruch Hahulchan 104:13 say that one who is in middle of Shemona Esrei when the Chazan reaches Kedusha should remain quiet and listen to the Chazan recite the Kedusha and it is as if he responded.


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Rama discusses a similar situation in ShA OC 54:3 where, after reciting Yishtabach, the congregation halted the prayer service for specific Mitzva/communal needs. He recommends in that case for the Chazzan to recite "some verses from Pesukei Dizimra" and say Kaddish "on them". (It seems to me that his specification of "from Pesukei Dizimra" is lav davka and ...


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Mishchas Shemen volume 2:123 asks this exact question. He concludes that he has to Daven Maariv again.


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The above answer is excellent. One thing many shuls provide are shiurim (classes) on various subjects, and this another excellent way to meet a friendly group of people. If your neighborhood has a JCC, this can be another means to meet people. Besides classes, many have sports, art, or other activities. Volunteering on a Jewish project is another way. My ...


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See the Tosfos Rid in Maseches Kiddushin 42b: התוס' רי"ד: "יש מקשים, אם כן לכל דבר מצוה יועיל השליח, ויאמר אדם לחברו: שב בסוכה עבורי, הנח תפילין עבורי! ולאו מילתא היא, שהמצוה שחייבו המקום לעשות בגופו האיך ייפטר הוא על ידי שלוחו והוא לא יעשה כלום, בודאי בקידושין ובגירושין מהני כי הוא המגרש ולא השליח, שכותב בגט אנא פלוני פטרית פלונית, וכן נמי ...


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I assume he means places where one is allowed to interrupt anyway (i.e., not in the middle of a bracha, pesukei dzimra, birchat shma, shemoneh esrei, etc.) in which case his source is presumably e.g. the Mishna Brurah 65:9 or Yalkut Yosef (Tefillah vol 2, p. 462) where they rule that when the congregation is saying "Aleinu...", one should also say it along ...


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The punishment for an individual not performing the mitzvahs of milah and korbon Pesach which are מצוות עשה are kares כרת as found at the end of פרשת לך לך and in פרשת בא. If the mitzvah was not incumbent on the individual it would not be appropriate to have any punishment.


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Shul is a great place to develop long-lasting friendships, but try to find a shul that has people in your age group. If you live in a community where there aren't a lot of options, maybe look into relocating. As for wondering if having close friends is a non-Jewish pastime... Yes and no. As frum jews, our lives are so caught up with raising our large ...


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There are 2 issues here: 1. Walking out We learn in the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch סימן כג - קצת דיני קריאת ספר תורה that one may not walk out during Krias HaTorah. For a great need one may leave when the Torah is not being actually read. סעיף ח': כֵּיוָן שֶׁהִתְחִיל הַקּוֹרֵא לִקְרֹת, אָסוּר לְכָל הַקָּהָל לְדַבֵּר, אֲפִלּוּ בְּדִבְרֵי תּוֹרָה, ...


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Letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbe stating not to skip Pesukei DeZimrah even if you are late.


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Consider the story where a group of people who were tamei come to Moshe complaining that they're going to miss bringing the Pesach offering (Bamidbar 9). Moshe doesn't tell them, "Don't worry, most of the people are bringing it, and you can be doing other mitzvos"; he asks Hashem and gets an answer that they will indeed have the chance to bring that offering ...


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A possible answer is that back when we had prophecy, the prophet would tell each person which mitzvah asei was incumbent upon them to fulfill personally due to their spiritual source and bodily nature. After the loss of prophecy and ruach hakodesh, we have no way of knowing which mitzvah is in tune with our being and which is in tune with someone else's, so ...


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The Shulchan Aruch in Orach Chaim in סימן תקמד - דין צרכי רבים בחל המועד says: א צָרְכֵי רַבִּים מֻתָּר לַעֲשׂוֹתָהּ בְּחֹל הַמּוֹעֵד, כְּגוֹן לְתַקֵּן הַדְּרָכִים וּלְהָסִיר מֵהֶם הַמִּכְשׁוֹלוֹת; וּלְצַיֵּן הַקְּבָרוֹת כְּדֵי שֶׁיִּזָּהֲרוּ מֵהֶם הַכֹּהֲנִים; וּלְתַקֵּן הַמִּקְוָאוֹת. הגה: וְדַוְקָא צָרְכֵי רַבִּים כָּאֵלּוּ, שֶׁהֵם צְרִיכִים ...


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I just looked up the Ateret Paz which Hacham Gabriel cited and he does not say that you have to answer. He brings a citation from Salmat Chaim who ultimately rules that you don't have to answer.



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