Thursday, October 26, 2017

Listening to the Hazans Repetition Instead of Repeating the Amida

Listening to the Hazan’s Repetition Instead of Repeating the Amida

Day: Thursday
Date: October 26, 2017
Parashat: Lech Lecha
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 422

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A person who did not say Ya’aleh vayavo or another required insert during his amida may listen carefully to the hazan’s repetition instead of repeating the amida himself if doing so will be difficult for him. In such a case he must concentrate very well during the entire repetition. He also must say the kedusha word for word along with the hazan and he must not answer “baruch hu uvaruch shemo” at all or Modim derabanan. If there are kohanim he should concentrate on their beracha and answer amen to that as well. In order for this to work, the hazan needs to understand that people are relying on him to fulfill their obligation and he must pronounce every letter and every word clearly. At the end of the amida he should take three steps back and say “oseh shalom etc. along with the hazan.

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