Audio Roundup 2023:39

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by Joel Rich

Two (IMHO) great quotes from the Aruch Hashulchan (C”M 149:22) discussing an individual having a chazaka in a mitzva (my rough translation)

1 “all of this is discussing a chazaka that has an associated claim such as the community granted him the mitzva in perpetuity. But if he appropriated it for himself without the community’s assent, there’s nothing to his chazaka”

2 discussing the status of the chazaka of a former house minyan when a permanent shul is built “as it is known that multiple individual minyanim cause destruction in the city.”


The S”A (O”C 55:6) discusses what to do if you have a minyan of exactly ten and nine of them are waiting for the tenth to finish his amida so as to start chazarat hashatz. While it’s encouraged to wait, in a case of need the shatz may begin his chazara. I didn’t notice anyone saying that the singleton should consider speeding up so as not to hold the minyan back. Any thoughts?

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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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