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She should not daven after chaztot. See halichot shlomo 8:42 בספר הליכות שלמה פרק שמיני סע' מב מובא בשם הגרש"ז אויערבך: "נהגו העולם שנשים מתפללות עד חצות, ויש להם על מי שיסמוכו, ומכל מקום עדיף שלא תעשה כן". ובהערה הוסיף: ואף אשה שמתפללת רק תפילה אחת ביום, טוב יותר שלא תתפלל בכה"ג שחרית אלא מנחה.


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Common sense says no... being exempt of time-bound mitzva does not mean that they can ignore time altogether, otherwise we would see women take lulav at chanuka...


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Aruch HaShulchan Orach Chaim 233:7 writes that ideally, one ought to pray mincha between mincha ketana (9:30) and plag hamincha (10:45). This is based on Rambam Hilchot Tefilla 3:4. Aruch HaShulchan understands that practically the tamid was always offered before plag hamincha, because they needed time for the ketoret, nesachim etc. afterwards. However, bedi'...


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FYI, mincha ketana begins from 9.5 hours into the day (where an hour is a "shaa zemaniyos" hour which is based on the length of time between netz and skiyah or alos and tzies hakochvaim) so "just before shekiya" falls within the range of mincha ketana. They're not two different times unless you meant to say at the beginning of mincha ...


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For Mincha The Sheilot utshuvot haRadvaz (Rav David Ben Zimra Rav in Egypt 16th century) 1,676 says that ideally Mincha should be done after Mincha Ketana (2.5 Halachik hours before night time when dividing daylight into 12 hours) when possible because that was the time of the Korban Tamid. Ideally, only if one is certain he won't miss the time for Davening ...


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