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Author:  Josh
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Date:  6/21/2004 12:52:00 PM
Subject:  tefilah and womanII
Message:  the mishnah berurah says that woman have never accepted upon themselves to daven 3 times a day only mincha and shacharit they are obligated to daven? so is the point AA is trying to make is that instead of woman saying tehillim they should daven maariv, but why is maariv more important than saying tehillim.
Reply:  You didn't read that too carefully. They did not accept it like men to become a "Chovah," but rather it remains a Reshut, like it was for men originally. We spoke about this before. Reshut means that if there is another Mitzvah or she already began to get undressed, she does not need to Pray Maariv/Arbit. Otherwise, she must pray. Look at the Tosfot in the beginning of the 4th Perek in Berachot.

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