Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A Woman Who Forgot Yaaleh Vayavo

A Woman Who Forgot Ya’aleh Vayavo

Day: Wednesday
Date: October 25, 2017
Parashat: Lech Lecha
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 422

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All of the halachot about going back and repeating the amida for Ya'aleh vayavo or any other inserts apply equally to men and women. A woman who prayed shaharit and remembered to say Ya'aleh vayavo and then prayed minha and forgot Ya'aleh vayavo needs to repeat the amida. Even though she was not required to say minha since she had already said shaharit, nevertheless, once she decided to pray minha she has obligated herself to say it properly by including Ya'aleh vayavo or whatever other insert is appropriate. To be safe, if she remembered only after finishing the amida, before repeating it she should say that if she really is obligated to repeat it, this will be the fulfillment of that obligation, but if she is not obligated to repeat, this should be treated as nedava, a "gift." (OH:106) One who for example forgot Ya'aleh Vayavo during the amida and doesn't remember whether he can continue his amida or not, may stop, go look it up, and come back and continue. He may only look up the halacha, he may not talk at all even to ask a Hacham what to do.

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