• Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Shabbat Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - March 20, 2020



Guidelines for Davening at Home


Here are some guidelines for davening in the home, especially over this Shabbat. You may wish to print this out or take notes from it before Shabbat.


In general, it is very good to choose a place in the home which is conducive to praying. It is a good practice to be in that place each time you daven.


The earliest time for lighting Shabbat candles and bringing in Shabbat today is 5:51 PM. The most common time for lighting candles is 6:49 PM. Candles should not be lit after 7:04 PM.


Friday Mincha

  • The service can be found in the Artscroll (I apologize not to have the Birnbaum numbers) on p. 232.

  • Kaddish is not said and there is no public reading of the Amidah.

  • After the private Amidah, the service concludes with Aleinu on p.252


Kaballat Shabbat and Maariv

  • The service begins with Yedid Nefesh on p.590 and continues with Lech Neranana on p.308.

  • Kaddish and Barchu are not said.

  • The prayer known as Bracha Me'ein Sheva (p.346) is not said.


Shabbat Shacharit and Mussaf

  • The service begins on p.18. After the initial few pages of the service, continue from p.368.

  • Kaddish, Barchu and the public recitation of the Amidah are not said.

  • The prayers we say when taking out the Sefer Torah are not said.

  • It's a good practice to read through the sedra in the Chumash or Bible. The Torah reading is for Vayakhel-Pekudei.

  • The end of Shacharit is from Yekum Purkan on p.448. We omit the second Yekum Purkan and Av Harachamim.

  • We say the MiSheberach for the new month of Nissan on p.452. Rosh Chodesh will be on Thursday. Marvin, the molad is on Tuesday at 10:14 AM and 11 chalakim.


Mincha shouldn't be davened before 1:32 PM.


I've tried not to overload you! If anyone has any further questions, please don't hesitate to call 514-714-6559.


Shabbat Shalom!


Rabbi Knopf

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