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

Email this article to a friend

The Seventeenth Blessing (cont.): Temple Service

“May the service of Your people Israel always be favorable to you. May our eyes merit to see the return to Tzion in Your compassion. Blessed are You, Hashem, Who returns His Presence to Tzion.”

On chol hamo’ed and Rosh Chodesh festive sacrifices were brought in the Temple. We commemorate these offerings with the extra Mussaf prayer, as well as the special addition of the yaleh v’yavo passage to the seventeenth blessing of Shemoneh Esrei.

The general theme of this blessing is the Temple service. Since yaleh v’yavo replaces the additional sacrifices, our Sages felt it proper to insert it in this point of Shemoneh Esrei. It is said right before concluding the blessing.

At times, out of habit, a person might finish this blessing, having forgotten to insert yaleh v'yavo. As long as he has not started the next blessing, he can still recite yaleh v'yavo and then continue as usual.

If he realized the omission after starting the next blessing, he cannot just insert yaleh v'yavo at the point where he remembers. He must return to the start of the seventeenth blessing and say yaleh v'yavo in its proper place. If one already finished reciting Shemoneh Esrei by the time he notices, he must repeat the entire Shemoneh Esrei.

There is one exception to the above rule. If a person forgot to say yaleh v'yavo on the night of Rosh Chodesh, he does not go back and correct his error. Since in the times of the Temple the new month could not be proclaimed at night, if one accidentally leaves out yaleh v'yavo it does not disqualify his nighttime Shemoneh Esrei (Shulchan Aruch 222,1).


Text Copyright © 2010 by Rabbi Daniel Travis and Torah.org


 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

Meaningful Speech
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5773

Why We Keep Sinning
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5774

Flooded With Real Ecstasy
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774

ArtScroll

Language Barrier
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

A Sobering Lesson
- 5768

Hashem's Promise
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5770

> Ark D'triumph
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

Never Underestimate the Power of Prayer
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771

Rabbi Frand on Parshas Noach
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5770

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

A Wasted Tragedy
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5762

Out of the Darkness
Shlomo Katz - 5773

In a Heartbeat
Rabbi Label Lam - 5769

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Three Philosophies at Bavel
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5761

"G-d Watches Over Man"
Shlomo Katz - 5764

Saved From a Rainy Day
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758

Unity and Conformity
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765



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