Sunday, July 20, 2008

Halocho #126 - Fast of 17th Tamuz

Today - Sunday - is the fast of 17 Tamuz. On every fast day there is Kriat HaTorah (Torah Reading) at both Shacharit and Mincha. At Mincha, the 3rd Aliya also reads the Haftarah (from Yeshayahu 55:6). Only somebody who is fasting should be called up to the Torah on a fast day. During the Mincha Amida, individuals add the "Aneinu" prayer into the 16th Bracha; Shema Kolienu. If one forgot, one does not need to make amends. The Chazzan adds Aneinu during both Shacharit and Mincha, as a separate Bracha before Refo'enu. Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 23:15, 19:14, 20:8 Have a meaningful fast, - Danny

Jerusalem, Sunday 17 Tamuz 5768
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  1. does the chazzan also adds aneinu if he is not allowed to fast?

  2. If possible the Chazzan should be somebody who is fasting.

    If that's not possible then he says Aneinu B'Yom Tzom HaTa'anis Haze etc. as opposed to Aneinu B'Yom Tzom Ta'anisenu etc.

    If less than 7 people are fasting then Aneinu and the Torah Reading are not done.

    Source: Mishna Berura Vol 6 pg 83 [566:3 (18)]