If you start Shacharit Shemoneh Esrei during zman, and finish it out of zman, what is the halacha? For example, if you are davening towards the end of the 4th halachic hour, and you start Shemoneh Esrei just before the end, but finish after the end of the 4th halachic hour, does it still count as the full mitzvah?


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See the Aruch Hashulchan is siman פט who asks this point exactly. He brings a Tos' who deals with the question of how Bilaam could have cursed the Jews in the one split second during which God gets angry. In one of Tos' answers he says that if he started the curse during that moment and continued afterwards it would still count. The Aruch Hashulchan suggests that this should also apply here. But, it should be noted that other poskim are strcit on the point.

  • I am familiar with such a piece in סימן ק"י אות ה , but I can't find such a piece in סימן פ"ט. Can you please give the exact citation.
    – אילפא
    Commented Jul 27, 2022 at 21:03
  • Lechoirah you're right about that. my apologies Commented Jul 27, 2022 at 21:29

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