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

Email this article to a friend

Invitations

There are particular points in the services where we are invited to join the communal recitation of the prayers. Barechu, which is recited after the kaddish of Pesukei D’zimra, is one such point. The shaliach tzibbur summons everyone in the shul to join him in the recitation of the blessings of Shema, the Shema, and Shemoneh Esrei.

The opening words of Kedusha function in the same way. The shaliach tzibbur introduces the Kedusha prayer and summons everyone to join him. For this reason, the Shulchan Aruch rules that the opening words should be said only by the shaliach tzibbur and not by the rest of the congregation (125,1).

The general custom, however, is to recite the entire Kedusha. Nevertheless, the phrases beginning with “Kadosh” and “Baruch” are the primary parts of Kedusha. Therefore, if a person is reciting Elokai Natzor at the conclusion of Shemoneh Esrei and he hears Kedusha, he should interrupt his recitation and respond only to these two phrases (Mishna Berura 125: 1-2).

If he is in the middle of Shemoneh Esrei, he may not answer Kedusha. Instead, he should listen to the recitation by the shaliach tzibbur of these two lines of Kedusha. Even though it is forbidden for him to join, he nevertheless fulfills the mitzva of kiddush Hashem, publicly sanctifying G-d’s Name, by listening to these two lines of Kedusha (Shulchan Aruch 104,7).


Text Copyright © 2011 by Rabbi Daniel Travis and Torah.org


 






ARTICLES ON MASEI AND THE THREE WEEKS:

View Complete List

With A Kiss
Rabbi Label Lam - 5770

How to Vow Your Audience
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763

In the Eye of the Beholder
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Marriage Vows
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5770

Learning to Love What Is!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767

From the Depths of Your Heart
Rabbi Chaim Flom - 5767

ArtScroll

An Oath
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5769

Final Destination
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770

Journey from Egypt to the World-to-Come
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Armed with the Past
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765

'I Didn't Take Your Spoons!'
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5759

Personal Tragedies
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5767

> Events of the Past
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

Rebuilding the Temple with Devotion
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

Body Language
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5771

Setbacks and Comebacks
Shlomo Katz - 5764



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