Thursday, December 4, 2014

Halocho #1474 - Ask for rain in the Diaspora tonight!

In Israel,  we started adding "וְתֵן טַל וּמָטָר לִבְרָכָה" - "and bless us with dew and rain" in the 9th Bracha of the weekday Amida - בָּרֵךְ עָלֵינוּ - on the 7th Marcheshvan.

In the Diaspora we will start tonight, Thursday night, 13 Kislev, the eve of Friday 6 December.

If you forgot to add "וְתֵן טַל וּמָטָר לִבְרָכָה":

  • If you remember before you finish the 9th Bracha -  מְבָרֵךְ הַשָּׁנִים - then you insert it and continue from there.
  • If you already said "Baruch Ata HaShem" of the 9th Bracha, then you insert it into שְׁמַע קוֹלֵנוּ - the 16th Bracha - before "כִּי אַתָּה שׁוֹמֵעַ ".
  • If you forget to say it in שְׁמַע קוֹלֵנוּ then you need to go back to the 9th Bracha - בָּרֵךְ עָלֵינוּ.
  • If you didn't remember until you finish the Amida (defined as saying "יִהְיוּ לְרָצוֹן אִמְרֵי פִי ") then you have to restart the entire Amida.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 19:5

P.S. The Sefardim say בַּרְכֵנוּ in summer and בָּרֵךְ עָלֵינוּ in winter. Same rules apply.

Shabbat Shalom

- Danny
Thursday, 12 Kislev 5775

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