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I have heard from a very reliable rav that Rabbi Moshe Feinstein held that the only shacharit lechatchila is vatikin. This means that davening shacharit before sunrise and after sunrise are equally Bedi Avad.

Is there a written source for this? Has anyone else heard the same? Thanks.

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    Is the "davening shacharit before sunrise and after sunrise are equally Bedi Avad" conclusion R. Moshe Feinstein's, the very reliable rav's, or your own? – Tamir Evan Dec 25 '18 at 3:02
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    Hi, Tzvi. The Rambam held that way also regarding shacharit and goes so far to say that the mitzvah is to pray at netz even b'yachid! Ask your Rav... – chacham Nisan Dec 25 '18 at 12:02
  • That doesn't seem to collude with the Gemarah's explanation that allows a time span. I'd like to see the answer explain how it doesn't conflict with the Gemarah's analysis. – DanF Dec 26 '18 at 1:10
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    I don't think Rambam says so explicitly in the Mishneh Torah, but in his responsa (in respunsum 180 in the Blau edition), he says: "... והיותר ראוי ליחיד ולצבור לקרוא קרית שמע עם הנץ החמה". – Tamir Evan Dec 27 '18 at 13:37

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