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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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