Chabad On Dolev

Chabad On Dolev -- Heichal Menachem -- A Friendly English Speaking Chabad Community in Israel, serving the residents of Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Linked Post: Halachic justification to not pray the amidah before zman t'filah?

Halachic justification to not pray the amidah before zman t'filah?

Rabbi Yosef Avraham Heller, the Rosh Kollel of Crown Heights, Brooklyn and former member of the Beis Din there, wrote a essay explaining the Halachic justification for davening after Chatzos, published in "Kobetz Beis Chayenu" 11 Nissan 5760 pg. 28. The crunch of the explanation is as follows:
The Gemora (Brochos 26a) states that, "He may go on praying [Shachris] the whole day. But up to midday he is given the reward of saying the Tefillah in its proper time; thereafter he is given the reward of saying Tefillah, but not of saying Tefillah in its proper time." Although the mainstream view in Rishonim is that of the Rashba that after Chatzos is only considered tashlumim if he accidently missed the time, the Perisha in OC Siman 89 cites an alternative view that even after Chatzos is still considered the time of davening Shachris but only that one would not receive the reward for davening on time. Rabbi Heller continues to back up this view based on many Rishonim that maintain that the time for Shachris is the entire day. Although this Prisha argues with the Mechaber and Rama, Rabbi Heller suggest that since it concurs with the view of many Rishonim, Chassidim relied on his ruling in order to have adequate kavana in their davening.
There are also several letters of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on the topic collected in "Sharey Halacha U'Minhag" OC Chelek 1 pg. 111. The Rebbe brings the halacha (OC 98:2 and Rambam Hilchos Tefila 4:15-16) that proper kavanah during davening is integral to the davening, and without it the teffila is nullified. He asserts that therefore proper preparation for davening takes precedence over being exact in the time of davening.
However, it must be stressed that all the above is only when one is involved in davening or it's preparation from before zman tefila. There is no justification to begin davening after chatzos.
In terms of an opinion that as long as one begins before zman tefilla they may continue even after, I heard that this comes from Tosfos in Brochos 7a "Sh'ilmaley". The Gemora relates that Biliam tried to find the exact second Hashem was angry to curse the Jews, and Tosfos asks what he could have said in that short moment. In their second answer Tosfos says that as long as he would have started at a time of Divine anger the curse would work even after. Similarly, the "zman tefilla" follows when one begins even if he finishes after.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Each Kid Different

The Rebbe and Bar Mitzvah Boys

Watch the different between how he speaks to Charedi kids (boy in black hat and the chassid) and the more Modern ones, wearing t-shirts and baseball caps. With the former, he's more serious - prepare yourself  - with the latter he just says something encouraging. Lesson, be careful not to overwhelm people who are not ready, who have not first been taught the joy of Judaism.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

ויקהל פקודי

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Please note all Tefillos of Shabbos and the beginning of next week will be at the home of Rabbi and Mrs Farro Nachal  El Al 4/1                

Erev Shabbos
Licht Bentchen – 6.37pm
Mincha – 6.32pm PROMPT
Rabbi Farro asks that everyone make an effort to please come on time

Followed by Shiur and Kabbollas shabbos

Everyone is kindly requested to take home the various publications, Living Jewish, Likras Shabbos  etc... to share with their family!


Tehillim - 8.00am
Shacharis – 9.30am followed by a
kiddush/Fabrengen this week
 sponsored by
Mr and Mrs David Noll

in honour of the yahtzeit of David's late mother a'h

Mincha 6.25 followed by Shalosh Seudot

Ma'ariv ZMAN and Living Torah - 7.32pm


Shacharit every day Sunday to Thursday at 7.15am followed by Gemora shiur.
Please make every effort to support the minyan.

The Weekly Ladies Sedra/Haftora Shiur on Tuesday's at 10.30am at Nachal El Al 4/1.

Chassidus shiur on Thursday night's continues for men at 8.30pm at the home of Rabbi Farro

Anyone who has a name to be added to the Misheberach List should contact
Tzvi Hack BEFORE SHABBOS - or 054 811 4272

Rabbi Farro's Shiurim: (for men)
Daily Shiurim:
7-7.30am Chassidus at Massasoit Mordechai (opposit Dil Vzol)
12.30pm daily Shiur Rambam at our home
1.30pm Shiur Gemara Sota at our home

Monday, March 20, 2017

Starting tonight

- a shiur for men on Hilchot Pesach
Followed by a shiur in Gemara - Massechet Avoda Zara
Nachal El Al 4/1