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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 recite it again. If he I in doubt whether he has said 'true and firm', or not, he should say it again. What is the reason? - the recital of the Shema' is ordained ...


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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 before how he calculated p'lag hamincha). His conclusion is that if one is in a place where the community cannot be persuaded to pray arvit later, one can more or ...


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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 normally prays ma’ariv late. In such a case, he says that they should do that on Friday evening as well. Thus, there is no contradiction. In the absence of any other ...


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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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In the Yerushalmi Brachot 8:1 (56b) (as well as in Yerushalmi Pesachim 10:2 (69b)), we read: א"ר יוסי בר' נהיגין תמן במקום שאין יין שליח ציבור עובר לפני התיבה ואומר ברכה אחת מעין שבע וחותם במקדש ישראל ואת יום השבת Said R. Yosé b. Rabbi, “This is the custom [in Babylonia] in a place where they have no wine [available for the recitation of the ...


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Rav Melamed explains here: לגבי נגינה בכלי שיר בעת התפילה, זהו שינוי שאסור לעשותו בלא הוראה של תלמידי חכמים גדולים. אמנם ההבדלה אינה כגוף התפילה, ומדובר בודאי בפסוקים שלפניה, ולא בעת הברכות עצמם, ולכן אין בזה איסור. - Using instruments suring davening is a forbidden change without the psak of great sages, but havdala isn't part of the essential ...


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