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Saying Yaaleh V’yavo Out Loud

Question:
I have benefited many times from my neighbors in shul saying Yaaleh V’Yavoh, or V’sein Tal Umatar, out loud in their silent shemona esray, as a reminder to other mispallelim. But I’ve wondered if this is proper in light of that fact that a silent shemona esray is to be just that. Is this practice according to halacha or not?
Answer:

Shmoneh Esrei is said quietly in order not to disturb the concentration of everyone davening. Calling out a few words will not diminsh kavana, and as such it is a commendable practice for one to give this reminder. However once one person does it should not be repeated numerous, as this does create a disturbance and distracts people from their davening.

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