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Author:  Elie
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Date:  6/17/2003 2:54:00 AM
Subject:  Women and Tefila
Message:  Are women chayav to follow the zmanei hatefila when they say the amidah? If so, why isn't it a "mitzvah asei shehazman gerama, and thus they would be patur?"
   
Reply:  Yes
The Talmud explains why in Brachot.
It says that Tefilah (prayer) is for mercy, and women need mercy too.
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