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Author:  Anne
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Date:  2/19/2004 2:22:00 PM
Subject:  Praying
Message:  Author: shimon
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Date: 2/17/2004 6:50:36 PM
Subject: davining
Message: Dear rabbi,

As in your short version of benching, is there davining where one is yotsey with a shorten version?   

If so what is it?

Thank You

Reply: You should be praying the basics, which is in the morning:
Berachot, Baruch She'Amar, Ashrey, Yishtabach, Birchot Kriat Shema & Kriat Shema, Amida/Shemona Esrey, & Aleinu.

by Mincha:
Ashrey & Amida/Shemona Esrey & Aleinu.

By Arbit/Maariv:
Birchot Kriat Shema & Kriat Shema, Amida/Shemona Esrey, & Aleinu.

At night:
Hamapil & Shema (1st Parsha)


Does this apply to women as well?
Reply:  No.
Women should pray just Berachot (the morning blessings), and Shemona Esrey/Amida (the standard prayers), three times daily.

One between sunrise and noon, the closer to sunrise the better.
One after about 12:30 until sunset, or up to twenty minutes or so after, if you forget.
And then one when it's dark out.

Certainly a woman can pray more than that, but first do this for a few years well, with understanding what you're saying. Once that is accomplished, you can add.


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