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“Yishtabach” is the closing blessing of the “Pesukei dezimrah”.

If a worshipper has concluded the pesukei dezimrah, should he wait to say Yishtabach with the prayer leader or should he say it directly he finishes? I have observed people choosing the former, but I don't know why.

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The Magen Avraham in Shuchan Aruch siman 53:4 says that an individual who reaches Yishtabach should say it right away.

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    +1. Does he mention whether this is only on a weekday or even on Shabas and yom tov? – msh210 Aug 26 '13 at 0:24
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    The Magen Avraham says, "וכן בשבת אם גמר פסוקי דזמרה קודם הש"ץ יאמר ישתבח מיד". Translation: Similarly, on Shabbat, if he finished Pesukei dezimrah before the Chazan, he should say Yishtabach immediately. – mocdeg Aug 26 '13 at 18:42

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