Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
  Page title
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

The Book of Life

From Rosh Hashana until Yom Kippur, we make a number of additions in the first and last sections. We ask Hashem to inscribe us for life, sustenance and everything else we need for a successful year. As explained earlier, since we are asking on behalf of the entire Jewish people, these requests are permitted in the first and last three blessings of Shemoneh Esrei.

If a person forgets one of these additions and remembers his omission before saying Hashem's Name, he should go back and repeat the blessing. Otherwise, he should continue Shemoneh Esrei. Since these prayers constitute additional praise, if one leaves them out completely he does not need to repeat Shemoneh Esrei. (Mishna Berura 582,16). However, if one forgets to say Hamelech Hakadosh, “the Holy King,” in the third blessing he must repeat Shemoneh Esrei.

What should one do if he accidentally mentions these additions during other times of the year? If he has not finished that blessing of Shemoneh Esrei, he should return to the place were he erred and repeat it without the superfluous words. Otherwise, he should complete Shemoneh Esrei without any changes (Mishna Berura 104,21).


Text Copyright © 2009 by Rabbi Daniel Travis and Torah.org


 
Sell Chometz Online


ARTICLES ON PESACH:

View Complete List

Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Tarnished Treasures of Pesach
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5759

Ordered Freedom
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5775

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

A Focus of Our Attention
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5760

Jogging Ancient Memories
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763

Why Women Saved the Day
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5761

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Seven Days of Pesach
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

To Be Chosen Again
Rabbi Label Lam - 5768

A Ritual Memory Transfer
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5760

> Liberate Yourself!
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

Relating the Chain of Events: Part 2
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

The Exit Strategy
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5767

ArtScroll

Kid Tips
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

Rachtza Through Shulchan Orech
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

Out of Order
Rabbi Label Lam - 5774

Relating the Chain of Events: Part 3
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information