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St. Petersberg White Night Zmanim

Question: 1.During White Nights here in St. Petersburg we end Shabbat at midnight (2:00). This is also the time of alot ashahar. Accordingly, there is no opportunity to say a blessing on the candle and eat Seudat melawe malka. Question: Is it possible to rely on the opinion of rabbi Ovadiya Yoseph that alot ashahar is 72 dakot zmaniet before dawn, and accordingly there is a certain night after Chatzot for B ...

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Kriyas Shema and Tefilla

Question: 1. The MB in siman 67 sk 3 paskens that besides the obligation to recite Shma there is also a chiyuv to remember Yetzias Mitzrayim which applies specifically after Nacht. How do people, who daven Mincha followed immediately by Mariv (as was the minhag in countless kehilos throughout Europe for centuries) fulfill this obligation? (It is evident from the MB that one does NOT fulfill this obligation ...

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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 M ...

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Zman Tefillas Mincha

Question: Shalom! Now in world of yeshivos is accepted to says that it is impossible to daven Mincha after sunset even bediavad, as not accepted rely on Rabbeinu Tam. Is this correct? Thank You! Answer: There are varied minhagim with regards to davening mincha after shkiya. Chassidim rely on the opinion of Rabbenu Tam and even lchatchila daven after shkiya. The Litvish and Bnei Yeshiva are makpid to daven b ...

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Crossing Timelines During A Fast day

Question: According to the Rav, how should a person traveling from Europe to America in Tzom Gedalia conduct himself? Should he continue to fast until the sunset of his arrival destination (which would be hours later than Europe) or can he eat according to sunset at place of departure? Does the fact that Tzom Gedalia is nidche this year make a difference? With many thanks. Answer: The Halachic determination ...

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