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I read in The Making of a Gadol that (according to R' Yaakov Kaminetzky) in Kenesses Yisroel in Slabodka during the week they did a hoiche kedusha for mincha because the institution of chazaras hashatz was for a beis hakenneses where baal habatim davened because of the possible presence of the ignorant, not for a beis medrash of baalei torah. Friday mincha, ...


9

The Shulchan Aruch (OC 232:1) recommends doing this when השעה דחוקה=the time is pressing, which the Rama (OC 124:2) defines as when the congregation is afraid that if they do the full repetition they won't finish by the end of the allotted time for that prayer. (See Biur Halacha OC 124 sv SheYa'avor who debates if this is Chatzot or Sof Zman Tefillah in ...


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Explanation #1 is a corruption of the real reason it was started in Slabodka by the Alter. The talmidim were so into their learning they couldn't stop talking about it and ended up talking during chazaras hashatz. The Alter felt it was a chillul Hashem (albeit unintentional), so he established the minhag of heicha kedushah. All yeshivos that come from ...


6

I have heard Poskim grumble about this one. (No, I won't provide a source for that without getting the permission of one or two of them.) They consider this as defining Sha'at haDechak too broadly. Also without a source in writing since I have none, though I've heard variations of this from students of American Yeshivot that have their roots in Slabodka (i....


5

There are many different variations of the Heicha Kedusha,but I will bring what I think is one of the first sources. The Bais Yosef in Orach Chaim 232:1 writes that if a tzibbur sees that the day is about to end and they need to pray mincha but there isnt enough time to pray the amidah and chazaras hashatz then the tzibbur should pray the amidah (silent ...


4

It seems that the basis for this practice is the view of the Rambam in Hilchot Tefillah 8:4: וכיצד היא תפלת הציבור יהיה אחד מתפלל בקול רם והכל שומעים. As already noted by Divrei Yirmiyahu, the Rambam implies that the concept of "tefillat ha-tzibbur" relates not to the silent tefillah of individuals praying simultaneously, but to the prayer of the sheliach ...


4

Kaf HaChaim 124:10 brings several opinions that one should start with the Shlicha Tzibbur (against the Rama). He primarily relies on the Arizal to explain this, that Chazaras HaShatz can't happen until there was a silent Tefillah, and if no one starts with the Chazan, it is as if the tefiliah begins out loud. This is the way the Kaf HaChaim holds. The ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in 69:7 סִימָּן סט - דִּינֵי תְּפִלַּת מִנְחָה says that everybody says לְדוֹר וָדוֹר together with the Shliach Tzibbur. שְּׁלִיחַ הַצִבּוּר כָּל הַשְּׁמֹנֶה עֶשְׂרֵה עִם הַקַּדִּישׁ, יַעֲבוֹר זְמַן הַתְּפִלָּה, יַמְתִּין וְיִתְפַּלֵּל בְּלַחַשׁ עִם שְּׁלִיחַ הַצִבּוּר בַּחֲזָרַת הַתְּפִלָּה מִלָּה בְּמִלָּה, וְאוֹמֵר עִמּוֹ כָּל ...


2

See Shulchan Aruch OC 109, 2. Magen Avraham sk 7: פי' שיאמר עמו נקדש לדור ודור וכו' עד האל הקדוש ואח"כ יתפלל בפ"ע אם יוכל לסיים קודם שיגיע ש"ץ לסיום שומע תפלה [כ"מ בת"ה ור"ל חביב סי' ס"ו] ובת"צ לא יאמר עם הש"ץ עננו ברכה בפ"ע אלא בש"ת כיחיד (מט"מ מהרי"ל הגמ"נ):‏ [Someone who pray simultaneously with the Chazan] He have to say Nekaddesh, ledor ...


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The translation of the Kitzur in Code of Jewish Law Gantfried - Goldin, volume 2 Chapter 69 Halacha 6 says what to do but does not say explicitly which to do. The implication may be l'dor vador. If the prescribed time for the Mincha prayer is limited because nightfall is approaching, then the hazan after saying the half-kaddish, should immediately ...


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A partial answer. Reb Shlomo Zalman Auerbach is quoted in Halichos Shlomo on tefila chapter 9 siff 2 as saying "a person praying along with the Shliach Tzibur is counted as part of the ten for the minyan, and even when there are not nine men answering without counting him, the Shliach Tzibur may say the chazaras hashatz." Footnote #2 explains his logic. "...


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As stated by Einbert, there is textual support to this practice; the thinking behind it is pretty straightforward -- the Gemara says the original point of having a Chazzan's repetition is for those who didn't know the text: they could follow along quietly with the Chazzan and thus fulfil their obligation to pray. Briskers would therefore tell you that if I ...


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In another post, someone referenced Rav Binyamin Zilber in Az Nidberu Volume XII, Ch. 23 http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=885&pgnum=43, so I'll use him as a "not very pleased poseik" source. In this quote, he first talks about how he used to unabashedly fight the custom, but now [that it's been over 40 years since he saw this done by his ...


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