Today, in our Shul (in Shaharit) a man walked in a little late and I guess he didn't have enough time to catch up to our Minyan. After Tefila, he asked the Gabbai if he could say his own Shemona Esre, with the first three Berachot out loud, so he could make his own Kedusha. The Gabbai agreed. After this was over, one of the congregants came to the Gabbai and told him that he probably shouldn't have let the man recite the Hazarat HaShatz. I came over to the congregant and told him that I've asked one of my Rabbanim and he said there are Posekim to rely on to do this "mini Chazara" even without people reciting Tefila with him. The congregant than tells me "what's Hacham Ovadia's opinion on this matter?" I told him I wasn't sure and that I'll look into it. This morning I contacted four Rabbanim (one of them is for Halacha LeMaaseh, the rest just because I'm interested to know their opinion) about this question and I awaiting a resonpse.

What do you think would be the Halacha based off the Poskim?

  • Shacharit or Mincha?
    – Double AA
    Commented Jun 16, 2013 at 14:25
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  • 3/4 out of gave their Pesak and Halacha LeMaaseh answer was that it is Mutar to do. Commented Jun 16, 2013 at 14:51
  • I've seen this done once or twice.
    – Seth J
    Commented Jun 16, 2013 at 17:35
  • 2/3 that answered, answered no. Commented Jun 16, 2013 at 17:36

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My father reminded me that when we used to pray the Bet HaKenset of HaRav Dawid Yosef Shalit"a people used to walk in and say the Shemona Esre aloud until Kedusha and Hacham Dawid didn't protest. Also, my Rav, HaRav Mansour Shalit"a answered that it is permitted.

Of course, Contact your Orthodox Rabbi

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