If someone did havdalah before davening maariv, would he have to repeat shemoneh esrei if he forgets to add “atah chonantanu”?


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The Shulchan Aruch 294:1 says that if one forgets to say Ata Chonantanu he doesn’t repeat Shemone Esrei since he will say it on wine later. Seemingly, if one already said Havdala, then for sure he wouldn’t repeat SE.

Additionally, the Biur Halacha 294:1 says if one made havdala and then forgot to daven maariv entirely, it’s a machlokes if he would say it at shachris the next day. He concludes that it’s better not to say it

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    What if he ate before havdala
    – Double AA
    Sep 26, 2021 at 10:54
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    @doubleAA if someone ate before havdala and maariv and then forgot ata chonantanu in maariv, the Shulchan Shlomo says he must repeat SE. The Tehilla Ldovid is not so convinced though and remains as a safek.
    – Chatzkel
    Sep 26, 2021 at 14:29

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