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Is there a source for davening minchah and maariv of kabalas shabbos after plag and before shkiya?

This is a very old practice with many suggested answers. Here are some: Lechem Mishne (Tefilla 3:2) understands Rambam as holding that since Arvit is a somewhat lower level obligation prayer there's ...
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Why is Hashkiveinu not considered a hefsek between Ga'al Yisra'el and the Amidah (Chabad)?

As I wrote here, the Talmud states that Hashkiveinu is not an interruption between geulah and tefillah because since it was ordained by the Sages as part of the blessings for Keriat Shema it is as if ...
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Short prayer after a vort or dvar torah

You are thinking of the famous saying of chazal (our Rabbis of blessed memory) found in Makkos 23b and famous for being mentioned at the end of Pirkei Avos: רִבִּי חֲנַנְיָא בֶּן עֲקַשְׁיָה אוֹמֵר ...
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Chafetz Chaim and Maariv

There is a set called כל כתבי חפץ חיים with a few volumes. The last one is a compilation of many letters he wrote throughout his lifetime. The hakdama was written by his son and details many stories ...
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Why did people not go to Shul at Yom Tov by night?

The same people that went to shul at night on Shabbos went at night on Yom Tov. There are various reasons why there was no takana to say birchas me'ein sheva on Yom Tov. According to the Tur/Shulchan ...
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Ma'ariv vs. Arvit - when did these terms first appear?

תפלת ערבית is mentioned in the Tosefta Berakhot (3:6), and several places in the Talmud, e.g. Berakhot 4b, 6b, 26b, etc. תפלת מעריב does not appear in Hazal (at least none of the works included in the ...
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Latest time to say Maariv

One can pray until dawn (alot hashahar), ideally (lechathila) one should do so before midnight (halachic midnight i.e., hatzot) (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 70:2). Chabad.org explains The time for ...
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When did Ma'ariv stop becoming 'optional'?

The idea that according to the technical law it is a reshut but that it has now been accepted as a chovah goes back at least to R. Isaac Alfasi: Rif Berachot 27b: והאידנא נהוג עלמא לשוייה חובה A ...
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Does it count as "praying with a minyan" you are saying a different service?

The Minchas Yitzchak (2:132) brings the Magen Avraham in Orach Chayim 90:17 and 235:2 with an understanding that not only isn't it considered תפילה בציבור but it is not even considered בשעה שהציבור ...
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Is there any opinion that permits davening Maariv before plag

As noted in a number of comments to the question, T'rumat HaDeshen in Responsum #1 struggles with the common (in his day) practice to pray arvit three or four hours before tzeit hakochavim (long ...
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Why say V'Hu Rachum at Ma'ariv only when saying Barchu?

Vehu Rachum is recited as some sort of Kaparas Haavonos/forgiveness). See Tur and B"Y OC 237 which bring earlier sources and reasons for this, based on the above (forgiveness). I did not see anyone ...
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Wearing Tefilin at the earliest Maariv possible

This responsum from the Rabbis of Eretz Hemdah permit an individual who was already wearing tefillin to keep them on while praying arvit while it is still daytime.
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Early maariv prayer and Kiddush on the night of Shavuot - what are the halachic considerations?

R David Brofsky (in his book Hilkhot Mo'adim, p. 573 and here online) brings sources on all sides of the debate. I have somewhat restructured the text to group opinions and added the sub-titles in ...
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Short prayer after a vort or dvar torah

From https://outorah.org/p/4589/ The Rabbis’ Kaddish (“Kaddish D’Rabbanan”) is recited after a public lecture in the Oral Torah. There is an opinion that the primary practice is to recite this ...
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Can I omit ברוך השם לעולם אמן ואמן to catch up in Maariv?

Yes, it's befeirush (explicit) in Mishna Berura siman 236 s"k 11. that one should skip it to daven Shmoneh Esrei with the tzibur: ואם הם עוסקים עדיין בברכות ק"ש והוא משער שעד שיגיעו הצבור ...
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Explain beginning of "Magen Avot"

The “saying” is part of Braishis 15(1) אַחַר הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה הָיָה דְבַר ה' אֶל אַבְרָם בַּמַּחֲזֶה לֵאמֹר אַל תִּירָא אַבְרָם אָנֹכִי מָגֵן לָךְ שְׂכָרְךָ הַרְבֵּה מְאֹד. After ...
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Starting Maariv with Shir Hamaalos

I found this article at www.daat.ac.il . He gives several reasons: Based on a gemoro in Brochos 4b [paraphrased]: a person comes in to the synagogue from his work in the field and he learns what he ...
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Which minyanim light Chanuka candles?

From Halachipedia: The congregation should light Chanukah Candles between Mincha and Mariv even if it means lighting at sunset (Shekiyah) because the congregation would leave right after Mariv and ...
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Why mention the tzitzit in the evening service?

It is not for Tsitsit but , but it is a part of the Shema, the set of the 3 paragraphs. I See Berachot 21a Rab Judah said: If a man is in doubt whether he has recited the Shema', he need not ...
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Is it better to daven a"tartei desasrei" mincha/maariv with a minyan or in the correct time without a minyan?

In 233 he is talking about those communities which always pray mincha and ma’ariv together after plag, because they cannot gather a minyan otherwise. In 267 he’s talking about a community which ...
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Ma'ariv vs. Arvit - when did these terms first appear?

Regarding your question about the difference in meaning between the words, Rabbi Berel Wein writes (Living Jewish: Values, Practices and Traditions) that both words are indeed derived from erev/...
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Is it OK to say Havdala before Arvit?

Yes it appears to be permitted Shulchan Aruch Harav (293:1) writes as soon as three stars can be seen next to each other, it is permitted to recite Havdalah and perform labors [forbidden on ...
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Recitation of vihi noam on tisha bav

There are two answers to the question in Bet Yosef: Because Tish'a beav is a Moed (festival) from some point of view. Because Vihi Noam is linked to the Bet Ha Mikdash's being built and Tish'a Beav ...
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Is a woman allowed to pray maariv?

There is no question that an Ashkenazi woman can pray maariv if she desires. It has optional status according to many, R Melamed for instance writes Women never took Maariv upon themselves. ...
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On a "minor fast day" must one daven Maariv before eating once the fast is over?

According to dinonline.org: You do not have to daven maariv before breaking the fast.
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Marovis on Yom Tov

KAYJ of Jerusalem says them. As does Kehilas Ashkenaz of Bnei Brak. As does KAJ of Beitar. As does the Yekkish minyan in Kiryat Sefer.
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Did Rav Hai Gaon pray maariv twice on Friday night when the tsibbur prayed before tseit hakokhavim?

Rosh (Berakhot 3:15) quotes R' Hai Gaon as permitting voluntary prayers on Shabbat: מה שכתב רב אלפס ז"ל שאין היחיד מתפלל תפלת המוספין נדבה לפי שאינו מתנדב יש מקשים עליו אע"פ שאינו מתנדב ...
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Is there a source for davening minchah and maariv of kabalas shabbos after plag and before shkiya?

As I understood in the comments, the question is about those daven Mincha, Kabolas Shabbos, and Maariv at the same time throughout the summer without regard to whether Mincha and Maariv are on ...
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Maariv caffeine

You are correct it is forbidden to eat before Maariv in the fear one will forget to pray or start sleeping. In the words of R Eliezer Melamed (here) It is forbidden to start eating, even a light meal,...
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Bowing during Barechu

Here's an excerpt of a teshuva of Rav Ovadia Yosef that I came across that addresses this issue of bowing during Barechu: יחוה דעת ח"ג סי' ד ועיין למרן הגאון רבי יוסף חיים בספר עוד יוסף חי (...
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