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Author:  David
E-mail:  mamashagevalt@hotmail.com
Date:  4/3/2005 11:03:00 PM
Subject:  Daled Amot
Message:  Is there any justification for the widespread practice of crossing within the daled amot of one who is in the middle of shemona esrei? Lechatechila, should one wait as long as possible before doing so? ...bediavad?
Reply:  Yes, It is OK. No need to wait. A person who is praying either uses a Prayer Book and won't get distracted or knows it by heart. In the previous generations they wouldn't have enough books to go around and you would have caused the person to lose track of where he was up to. There are other concerns and reasons, but it is OK.

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