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Can a person who died count to a minyan?

The Sefer Chassdim siman 1129 writes that Rebbi after he passed away wpuld come dressed in his shabbas clothes and recite kiddush rabbah for his family and be motzei them. The question that is asked ...
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Tenth arrives during or after the silent shemonei esreh - sources

I don't know about responsa, but it's an entire Siman in Shulchan Aruch - and it's called Pores Al Shma - Orach Chaim 69 - דין פורס על שמע. In short: Once the tenth man arrives, one says Kadish, ...
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Source for heicha kedusha?

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 ...
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Geshem and Tal in Eretz Yisrael

I have found three (somewhat overlapping) reasons. The custom of the inhabitants of Israel at the time the first Ashkenazi communities were starting was to say tefillot geshem v'tal before the amidah ...
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Reconciling keeping up with tzibbur, and not making a hefsek

When discussing the end of pesukei dezimra, Mishnah Berurah 53:9 writes that an individual who is waiting for the chazzan should recite yishtabach himself and only then wait for the chazzan, rather ...
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Does it still count as tefillah b’tzibbur if I come to minyan late and don’t daven the Amidah along with the rest?

For starters, the L'chatchila (full tefilla b'tzibbur) is to start exactly with the Tzibbur as the Mishna Berura in Biur Halacha 109:1 says דאפשר דזה לאו תפלת צבור גמורה מקרי מאחר שלא התחיל עמהן בשוה ...
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What do I say with the tzibbur if I davened already?

Shulchan Arukh OC 65:2 קרא קריאת שמע ונכנס לבית הכנסת ומצא צבור שקורין קריאת שמע צריך לקרות עמהם פסוק ראשון שלא יראה כאלו אינו רוצה לקבל עול מלכות שמים עם חביריו If one read Shema and entered a ...
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Does Kabbalas Shabbos require a minyan?

At least during the pandemic, Rabbi Mordechai Willig shlit'a has led Kabbalas Shabbos up until Mizmor Shir on Zoom, with guitar. (From KolCorona). Which strongly implies not a minyan. בפראג נהגו ...
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What should one do while waiting for repetition of the Amidah to start?

Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yalkut Yosef 123:10 permits (and in fact encourages) one to learn silently while waiting for the start of chazarat hashatz, but notes that it is preferable not to vocalize the ...
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Obligation and being included in a minyan

An Onein does not count towards a Minyan. Rama writes (YD 341:1): ומותר לילך לבית הכנסת בשבת. ואף בחול אין בו איסור רק מאחר שאסור להתפלל מה יעשה שם He can go to synagogue on Shabbat, and even ...
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How many people are needed for a minyan - Mincha Ketzara

It appears based on the Rama O"C 232:1 that the correct practice could be that all the other people start quietly along with the Chazzan. He does not explicitly answer your question, but everyone ...
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Does the Shaliach Tzibur for Maariv need to wait for a minyan?

According to the following authorities - Rav Ovadia Yosef in Yechave Daas 7, Minchas Yitzchak 9:6, Shaivet Halevi 11:20, Bais Baruch 19:3, and B’tzel Hachachma 9:135 a chazan can start Shemona Esrei ...
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Davening along with the chazan for tefillah bi'tzibbur

See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chayim 109, 2. If one starts the Tefila at the same time as the Shaliach Tsibbur, when the Shaliach tsibur begins Nakdishach {nekadesh for Ashkenazi minhag, Magen Avraham} ...
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Shul segregation during chol hamoed

According to the OU regarding tefillin on chol hamoed: We should take care that we don’t have a situation where some in the congregation are wearing tefillin and others are not as this is considered ...
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Skipping to Daven Netz Alone

Yes, it is permitted to skip in Pesukei deZimrah, just like in tzibbur, since davening with Netz is compared to davening with tzibbur (according to some opinions even better). Source: Ishei Yisroel 13:...
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“Pray at the same time as the community”- refers to the Amidah. Source please

I found a source, the Kaf HaChaim 64 who says: סד) שם, בשעה שהצבור מתפללין, פי' דווקא לכוין בשעה שמתפללין תפלת י"ח אבל לא שאר התפלה At the time when the community daven, that is specially to ...
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How high of a priority should one place on making kiddish before chatzot on Shabbos?

Someone asked your question on dinonline.com. Their answer is: One should try lechatchilah to daven in a minyan that finishes before chatzos, but bedieved it is better to stay at Shul and pray ...
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How to keep up with faster parts of davening

This information seems very promising; speed-reading techniques that could work for reading out-loud, as well: https://tim.blog/2009/07/30/speed-reading-and-accelerated-learning/ In the mean time, I ...
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Can a Shaliach Tzibbur repeat Birchos HaShachar/ Korbanot for the tzibur if he had said them prior to the start of the minyan?

If you want to discharge someone else's obligation the question would be if they are ברכת הנהנין - brachos on pleasure - which one cannot repeat if he already fulfilled his own obligation, or if they ...
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“Pray at the same time as the community”- refers to the Amidah. Source please

Rav Asher Weiss shlita answers the scenario of synchronising a private minyan with the time of one's normal shul minyanim in his list of Corona-based sheilos and teshuvos here p.88 He seems to suggest ...
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Source for prohibition of standing outside the shul during amida

See Shulchan Aruch OC 90:7. The issue is to avoid giving the impression one prays with his back to the synagogue and treats it and the congregation with contempt but see the details below Neither ...
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Minimum height of a mechitza

Depending on what you consider acceptable for your situation, this entry quotes, Modern Orthodox Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik, a mechitzah need only serve as a halakhic partition, and hence need only ...
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Minimum height of a mechitza

(In your first sentence you write that you are asking about l'hatchilah, but in your last sentence you write "ought to be acceptable" which seems to imply some level of b'diavad. So I will post this ...
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