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Mincha / Mariv

Question:
Sholom,

In a community where there is only one Tefillah of Mincha followed by Maariv and a person is late and misses Mincha.

The question is based that there is no Shkia issue and also that the Shmone Essre of Mincha and Mariv are the same (i.e. no Rosh Chodesh etc.)

What is the right approach:

1. Daven Mincha Shmone Essre with the Zibbur`s Mariv Shmone Essre and then Maariv on his own.
2. Daven Mariv with the Zibbur and then add another Shmone Essre which will be without a Minyan.

Many thanks and kol tuv

Answer:

One should daven Minchah, he may do so along with the tzibbur’s maariv. Afterwards he should daven maariv on his own.

Davening with the Tzibbur is not a reason to lchatchila skip Mincha and be forced to daven Tashlumin.

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