Chapter: Chapter 18: Minĥa and Ma’ariv

01. The Time for Minĥa

As we learned, some poskim maintain that women must pray Shaĥarit and Minĥa every day (above, 2:2). Other poskim say that women are only obligated to pray one daily prayer, be it Shaĥarit or Minĥa, and although it is preferable … Continue reading

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02. Keri’at Shema of Ma’ariv and its Berakhot

It is a biblical commandment to recite Shema at night and in the morning, as the Torah states in the paragraphs of Shema and Ve-haya im Shamo’a: “When you lie down and when you rise.” It is also a mitzva … Continue reading

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03. The Ma’ariv Amida

As we learned (above, 1:7), the Yaakov ordained Ma’ariv, and on this basis, the Men of the Great Assembly established praying Shemoneh Esrei at night. They fixed the time for Ma’ariv to correspond to the burning of the limbs and … Continue reading

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