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Minumum for Jewish weekday morning prayer?

Asked by DGradess (11points) June 10th, 2009

I daven (pray) in the mornings on my own, but I don’t always have time to do the full service. Which blessings can be omitted and which are essential? (According to halacha, traditional jewish law.) Thank you!

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Darwin's avatar

First of all, if you are female you are exempted.

However, assuming that you are male, the rabbis of the Talmud required only the recitation of the Matbéah shel Tefillah, which consists of the brachot (blessings) before the Sh’ma, the Sh’ma itself (he expression of the most absolute Jewish belief and the second-most important part of Shacharit), the brachot after the Sh’ma, and the Amidah (prayer recited while standing and the central, critical section of Shacharit).

answerjill's avatar

I don’t want this to sound mean or rude, but you may find that Fluther is not the best place to get an answer to a shaila (question about religious practice). You may want to try ir one of the many Jewish sites. Or, you can ask a rabbi. Hope that helps.

DGradess's avatar

Thanks for the thought, Answerjill. You’re definitely right that this isn’t the place to find an authoritative answer to a question like this. I was interested instead to see what sort of answer(s) folks would offer, and to see how they match up with other sources.

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Shana Tova ve Gmar Hatima Tova.

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