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Tenth arrives during or after the silent shemonei esreh - sources

What responsa are there on whether to have chazaras hashatz when the tenth arrives (completing the minyan) during or even after the tefillah b'lachash (silent prayer)?
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What do I say with the tzibbur if I davened already?

I daven mincha earlier in the afternoon but I go to shul for "mincha/maariv" so I'm in the shul when the congregation says mincha. I have learned that one says aleinu with a minyan even if one has ...
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Can a person who died count to a minyan?

There are many stories, such as an account that one year when there was a person missing for the minyan in Chevron for the Yamim Neoraim Avraham Avinu showed up to be the tenth, (an angel? with Rav ...
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Minimum height of a mechitza

Is anyone aware of a halachic opinion that permits, l'hatchilah, a mechitza of ten tefachim? I'm familiar with talmudic sources and with the normative debate (shoulder height vs. higher) and the ...
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Late kabbalat Shabbat with minyan?

If the only minyan for Kabbalat Shabbat/maariv davens two hours after tzeis (in the winter), is one required to wait to daven b'tzibur, or is there leniency to daven at tzeis without a minyan so that ...
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How high of a priority should one place on making kiddish before chatzot on Shabbos?

For example, if the minyan finishes after chatzot yom, is it permitted or proper do daven b'yachidus in order to make kiddush before chatzot, or is it better to daven with the minyan, and hear/make ...
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Does the Shaliach Tzibur for Maariv need to wait for a minyan?

Does the Shaliach Tzibur for Maariv need to wait for 10 people to start Shemona Esrei (including him)?
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Source for “mini Amidah” after davening [duplicate]

In a number of shuls as well as in a Bet Midrash, I have frequently seen someone who arrives after the services have finished say the beginning of the Amidah aloud until after the Kedusha (i.e. ending ...
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Minhagim on where the Shatz Begins Shacharit [duplicate]

Different communities have different minhagim concerning where the shatz begins by Shacharit. Some communities begin with Birkat HaShachar and others Rabbi Yishmael, and still others by Hodu/Mizmor ...
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Candles or lights at the amud [duplicate]

I have noticed that quite a few shuls have candles or electric lights at the amud where the chazzan davens from. These are well lit establishments and I don't the lights are there for a practical ...
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Geshem and Tal in Eretz Yisrael

Why are Geshem and Tal said before the chatzi kaddish of mussaf in most ashkenazi communities in eretz yisrael as opposed to during chazarat hashatz like in chutz laaretz?
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Source for heicha kedusha?

What is the source in halacha that says heicha kedusha is a valid way for a minyan to cover chazara hshatz? By heicha kedusha I mean the practice of the chazan (person leading prayer) to start the ...
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Skipping to Daven Netz Alone

This is somewhat related to a previous question I asked. When praying with a minyan, one may skip portions of the liturgy in order to "sync up" with the rest of the group for Shema and Amidah. So ...
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Davening along with the chazan for tefillah bi'tzibbur

There is a concept discussed in halacha that says something about a person who davens along with the chazan or at the same time as the chazan has a status equal to (or almost equal to ) davening with ...
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Hachana l'tzorech hatzibbur

There is a Rabbinic prohibition of preparing (hachana) on Shabbath or Yom Tov for after Shabbath or Yom Tov. This is the reason why we customarily do not clear after seudah shlishith (unless the table/...
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Shul segregation during chol hamoed

Over Pesach and Sukkos, it is common to find segregated minyanim in which those who wear tefilin sit in one section while those who do not sit in another, or completely separate services for both. ...
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What to do if you're still praying but the congregation began reciting psalms for the state of Israel?

If I have not yet finished praying but the congregations has - if the hazzan began reciting psalms for the safety in the state of israel, do you interrupt your prayers and join in with the ...
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Can the shaliah tsibbur intend the hazarah to be his own tashlumin? [duplicate]

If someone was unable for some reason to daven shaharith and is thereby eligible to pray a make-up prayer (tashlumin) at Minhah, but then ends up being asked to be shaliah ssibbur when he gets to shul,...
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What is considered praying with a minyan?

What is the minium that one must say with a minyan to count as if he prayed with a minyan? Since "tefillah" when mentioned in the Talmud referrs to the Amidah is it safe to assume that only praying ...
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May the repetition of the Amida be said with only 6 people answering Omein but a Minyan is present? [duplicate]

My shul would often only have 10 people present but some would daven Shemono Esrei longer and so Chazoras Hashatz would be started once there were 6 people to answer Omein. Is this correct and if so ...
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Lo sisgodedu by varying practices of heiche kedusha?

In a minyan (quorum) that is doing heiche kedushe with the (inevitable?) scenario that some mispallelim (ones praying) are following the Rama and waiting till after the chazzan's kedusha to begin ...
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Is there a basis for the practice of starting Shmoneh Esreh with the chazzan?

When davening with a minyan which is doing "heiche kedushah," some start saying the silent Shmoneh Esreh together with the chazzan. However, the Rama (Orach Chaim 109:2) says that ideally one should ...
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Davening behind a mechitzah - Poreish Min HaTzibbur?

I have noticed a trend in many orthodox synagogues where men will daven in the women's section despite there being plenty of room in the men's section to sit and pray. Since the function of the ...
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Woman Bringing their little girls to shul

The Birkei Yosef states (regarding bringing children to shul) that “It’s prohibited [for a father] to sit his young child in front of him during tefillah [davening].” (Mishnah Berurah 96:4) Why does ...
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Can a Ba'al Qeri act as Shaliahh Tzibbur?

The question arises in the Halakhah (Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef, Orahh Hayim 88:1) as to whether a Ba'al Qeri (one who has recently released his seed) is permitted to read Qeri'at Shema' and ...
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What is the right way to say ברכו את ה׳ המברך?

What is the right way to say ברכו את ה׳ המברך? Is it ברכו את (pause) ה׳ המברך as I have heard or ברכו (pause) את ה׳ המברך? We do find the את having a relationship with ה׳ as in Rabbi Akiva's drosho: ...
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What does the shaliach tzibbur do if he is stuck by someone behind him still davening?

One is not supposed to take 3 steps back at the end of Tefillah if there is someone davening behind them within 4 amos. (See here for more.) What if the Shaliach Tzibbur is finished davening, and ...
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Should the shaliah tzibur and congregation face the direction the Aron points if it isn't pointing toward Jerusalem?

If the rear of the Aron points in any direction other than toward Jerusalem, which way should the shaliah tzibur and congregation face -when praying the Amidah? -during the rest of tefillah? Do the ...
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Is it better to daven in a Minyan throughout the week or on Shabbos?

Imagine someone had two job offers: You would have to live more than walking distance away from Shul. However, you could drive to Shul during the week (let's say that it's too expensive to live ...
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What is the purpose of the lead-in to each line of the mini-Kedushah, and what is expected of the congregants?

In the mini-Kedushah, when the lines of Kedushah are recited in blessing Yotzer Or before the morning Keriath Shema', and in Kedushah DeSidra (colloquially known as Uva Letzion and recited at various ...