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mincha at tzet hacochavim [duplicate]

As far as I’m aware, the latest time for mincha is shkia (sunset). But I was at a new synagogue this shabbat and i asked what time mincha was. The rabbi told me “tzet hacochavim”. I couldn’t tell if ...
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Torah reading at fast day mincha services if the fast will not be completed?

Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 566:3 rules that the chazzan does not recite aneinu at mincha of a fast day unless there are ten people present who are fasting. Mishnah Berurah 14 rules that the same ...
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Praying mincha and maariv back to back

Many minyanim nowadays daven mincha very close to sunset and then daven maariv right after. To me it just feels like a way to get maariv out of the way, and also it makes the 2nd Shemoneh Esrei (of ...
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Source for tallis vs no tallis for kibbud at Shabbos Mincha

At my shul, which davens Ashkenaz, the Rav of the shul instituted a rule that at Shabbos mincha, only the baal tefila and baal kriah wears a tallis. People getting a kibbud do not. I have previously ...
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Korbanot only at Beis Hamikdash ? Don't have to recite korbanot at mincha?

Since today we don't have the temple and it's said one who recites korbanot even parsha hatamid in paticular it's as if he brought a the korban tamid. Halacha also says that korbanot may not be ...
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What is the Din if one forgot Ya’aleh Veyavo in Tashlumin for Shacharis on Rosh Chodesh

If one forgot Ya’aleh Veyavo in Shacharis on Rosh Chodesh, and then when it came time for Minchah he remembered that he must repeat Shacharis for a different reason, (e.g. mentioning or omitting rain ...
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Reciting Shema In The Afternoon

If one missed the time of the boqer shema, but it’s time to recite Mincha, should they say the Shema then Mincha, or just recite Mincha?
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Where is Tosafot about Tarti Dsasri

The Tiferet Shmuel to the Rosh (Berachot 4:3) quotes a Tosafot to allow inconsistant practice (tarti tsatri) as to Mincha after Plag versus Maariv after Plag in a case of torech hatzibbur (...
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This is really embarrassing, but oftentimes I skip davening when I am really stressed out or tired. How can I fix this? [closed]

I’m really depressed right now. I just want to be a good Jew and everything, but things seem to block me. I’m often really stressed out and tired, and that leads to me davening with a ton of ...
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Is it better to daven with no kavanah or just not daven at all? [duplicate]

I thought I read that some say that davening without kavanah may be even worse than simply not davening. Is this true?
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Was there a custom of praying twice a day and what was it like?

The Talmud [Berachot 26b] gives two opinions about the origin of the daily prayers: Prayers replace two daily sacrifices in the Temple. Prayers are composed in honor of the forefathers Abraham, ...
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Does it count as "praying with a minyan" you are saying a different service?

Let's say you arrive late while a congregation is saying Ma'ariv on a weeknight. Would it be counted as praying with a minyan if you said Ashrei to yourself then said the Minchah Amidah while everyone ...
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Sources for Minhag of Davening Fast (Better Kavannah, Middas Hadin etc.)

In some Chassidic circles davening fast is known to be somewhat of a minhag. Sometimes this is only in regards to a specific tefillah. For example: In some of the Polish chassidic courts (i.e. Gur) ...
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Why do we say LeDavid Mizmor while returning the Torah at Mincha on Shabbat?

When returning the Torah to the Torah ark on Shabbat morning, our custom is to say Mizmor Ledavid (Ashkenaz, Nosah Sfard). On a regular day and on Yom Tov that is not Shabbat, we say LeDavid Mizmor. ...
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Saying Shir Shel Yom at Mincha

It is my understanding that these three things (perhaps among others?) happened at the Mincha service: The daily Tamid (Bamidbar 28:8) The daily Ketores (Shemot 30:8) The shir shel Yom Now, many ...
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No tachanun after shkiah?

Many siddurim in my possession indicate one who davens minchah after sunset omits tachanun. What are the sources behind this ?
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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?

According to Mishnah Berura 233:11, it sounds like if the only available minyan was "tartei desasrei," i.e. mincha after plag and maariv immediately after, it would still be preferable than ...
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Yom Kippur Katan - Source and Composer

Recently there has been many places that say Yom Kippur Katan prayers at Mincha on Erev Rosh Chodesh. What is the source and who composed the Yom Kippur Katan prayers?
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Mincha ketana vs just before shekia

I have read that one can pray mincha gedola be'minyan instead of mincha ketana be'yachid. But would praying "just before shekiya" be'minyan still be more recommended than mincha ketana be'...
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What is the Torah Reading for the Afternoon of Shabbat Chol Hamoed?

When Shabbat occurs on Chol Hamoed of either Sukkot or Passover, the Torah verses Exodus 33:12–34:26 are read in the morning, but what verses are read at the Minchah service in the afternoon?
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Fast days and אל ארך אפים

I have heard various opinions about saying Keil erekh apayim before the Torah reading on fast days.* Most say that we should only do that if the public fast day falls on Monday or Thursday. What are ...
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Mincha torah reading before a chag

What Torah reading should be read the Shabbat afternoon before a holiday, like the Shabbat afternoon before Sukkot, or the Shabbat afternoon before Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur? Thanks..
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Why not use the Yamim Nora’im tune when reading the Torah at Yom Kippur mincha?

Many (all?) Ashkenazi communities have a different and distinctive tune used for keriat hatorah on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur morning (and in some communities also on Hoshana Rabbah and Simchat ...
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Why don't we say "Ashrei" for Mincha of Yom Kippur?

Why don't we recite "Ashrei" during the afternoon prayer of Yom Kippur like we do for every other Mincha of the year?
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Must there be a break between mincha and Ma'ariv?

I've been to various minyanim in my neighborhood. I gather that a minyan is allowed to daven Ma'ariv once shki'ah has occurred. What I have seen is that both minyanim began Mincha before shki'ah and ...
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An "Aveil" at Shabbat Mincha

An aveil (mourner) does not practice public aveilut (mourning) on Shabbat (Ketubot 4a), though he is still in aveilut and there is some impact on what he can and can't do. Would the presence of an ...
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What did the ancient rabbis teach about the "new minchah" (Leviticus 23:16 and Numbers 28:26)?

What did the ancient rabbis teach about the "new minchah" (Leviticus 23:16 and Numbers 28:26)? In shul, the discussion was about counting the omer. And then a mention of the "new minchah", with ...
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Most favourable time to daven?

According to Sephardim, what is the most favourable time to daven: Shaharit, Mincha and Arvit?
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Difference between Shacharis and Mincha re:Tachanun if Sandek/Mohel/father is present

If a Sandek, or Mohel or father-of-the-baby are present during Shacharis, then the entire congregation skip Tachanun. If, however, they are present at Mincha, then these individuals do not say ...
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Wearing Talit and Tefillin at Mincha

I put on my tallit and my tefillin for Shacharit on each appropriate weekday morning. But I do not wear them when I go back to shul to daven mincha. It is still day, so there would be no issue of ...
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Why dont we copy Yitzchak when praying Mincha

Genesis 24,63 says: וַיֵּצֵא יִצְחָק לָשׂוּחַ בַּשָּׂדֶה לִפְנוֹת עָרֶב וַיִּשָּׂא עֵינָיו וַיַּרְא וְהִנֵּה גְמַלִּים בָּאִים And Isaac went out walking in the field toward evening and, looking ...
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Accepting a fast upon oneself after the prayer of Mincha

If someone wants to do a personal fast (taanit) and forgot to receive it during Mincha. Can he still receive it after Mincha before the day is out? What should he recite?
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Tefillin at chatzos on Tisha BAv

The general practice is to not wear tefillin in the morning on Tisha BAv (OC 555:1). However, after chatzos many of the mourning practices which are only customs are lifted. As such, people wear ...
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Not skipping by Mincha?

According to some poskim (see here), one should not skip parts of davening to say Shemoneh Esreh with the minyan, rather he should daven in order (this is unlike the ruling given in Shulchan Aruch (OC ...
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Why do we leyn before mincha but after shacharis?

When reading Torah in the morning, we daven shemoneh esrei of shacharit and then afterwards read the Torah. When reading Torah in the afternoon (Shabbos/fast days), we read Torah first and then daven ...
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Why is the afternoon prayer called minchah?

The first mishnah in the fourth chapter of Berachot reads: תפילת השחר עד חצות ... תפילת המנחה עד הערב ... תפילת הערב אין לה קבע The morning prayer may be recited until midday ... The ...
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Why no Kaddish DeRabbanan at Minchah?

Rambam writes in Seder HaTefillah: קדיש דרבנן כל עשרה מישראל או יתר שעוסקין בתלמוד תורה שעל פה ואפילו במדרשות או בהגדות כשהן מסיימין אומר אחד מהן קדיש Kaddish DeRabbanan: Anytime ten or more ...
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Can an individual do both Mincha and Maariv before dark on the same day?

It is commonly said one cannot daven both Mincha and Maariv before dark, on account that after Pelag haMinchah there is a dispute in the Gemara if it is time for this or for that [clarification ...
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Does a mohel say Tachanun during mincha if he did a brit in the morning?

In a shul where a mohel is present for a brit, he (nor others in the minyan) say Tachanun. Usually, a brit is done after Shacharit. Someone (not a mohel) told me, recently, that when a mohel has doen ...
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Why is there no Kaddish after Torah reading at mincha on a fast day?

Every Torah reading is followed by half Kaddish, except for Shabbat and fast day mincha. Mishnah Berurah #4 on O.C. 292:1 says that on Shabbat and fast days we don't say Kaddish after Torah reading ...
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Contradiction between Beit Yosef and the Shulchan Aruch in O.C. תקנז

In siman תקנז of orach chaim there seems to be a contradiction between the bet yosef and the mechaber about when one says the תפילה of נחם on ט' באב. In the bet yosef he writes that one only says it ...
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Why is "Yismechu VeMalchutcha" omitted in the Shabbat Mincha Amidah (Nusach Sefard)?

Nusach Sefard has the paragraph "Yismechu VeMalchutcha" in the Amidah of every tefillah of Shabbat, apart from Mincha. What is different about Mincha compared with the other tefillot (Arvit, ...
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birkat kohanim at mincha on yom hakippurim

Since the halacha is that we don't do birkat kohanim at mincha of yom hakippurim, why is the ashkenazi practice that the chazzan recites the elokeinu passage?
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What is the definition of "She'at Hadchak" regarding mincha and ma'ariv?

This M.Y. answer discusses the various opinions of whether one can daven Mincha and follow it with Ma'ariv immediately afterwards when one began mincha after plag. (Note that this wasn't the subject ...
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Why do we say "Mah Tovu" in the morning only?

Many say the paragraph “Mah Tovu” when entering the synagogue in the morning. See, for example, here and here. מַה טּבוּ אהָלֶיךָ יַעֲקב מִשְׁכְּנתֶיךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל. וַאֲנִי בְּרב חַסְדְּךָ אָבא ...
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Chazzan forgot to say Tachanun during mincha - how to proceed? [duplicate]

While at shul for mincha the other day, the chazzan began to say Kaddish after finishing *Chazarat Hashat"z' (Shemoneh Esreh repetition). Ata bout the point people answered Yehei Shmei Rabba, people ...
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Second reading of zachor at mincha

Many shuls read zachor a second time on Shabbos Zachor, either before or after mincha, to allow people who missed the first reading to hear it. In all the cases I've heard, this is without a bracha. ...
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A grammatical question about Shabbes davening

I recently noticed that in my siddur (Siddur Vilna), in the fourth berakha of the Shabbes davening (או"א רצה במנוחתינו...), there's a pronominal suffix near the conclusion that changes depending on ...
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Is there any problem with doing mincha with tefillin? [closed]

If you're in a rush and a miyan is starting and you're finishing shacharis. And you won't have a minyan mincha later on if you don't do mincha now. And is there a difference if you're holding right ...
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Defining Chatsot Hayom for Mincha Gedola

B"H I know this question has been asked but this is a variation that was not answered. Earliest time for Minchah according to the "pshat" is approximately 6.5 halachik hours (customs vary) after netz ...
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