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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Starting Shacharis early the day after Yom Kippur

The acharonim (see the Mateh Efraim and Aruch Hashulchan at the end of Siman 624) bring down a minhag to get up early to daven the day after Yom Kippur so the Satan will not be able to complain.

Somehow this has turned into a minhag to start davening 5 minutes earlier. The 6:30 minyan starts at 6:25 the 7:00 minyan starts at 6:55 and even the 8:00 minyan starts at 7:55.

IMHO I don't see how this is mekayem the minhag at all. There is no way that going 5 minutes early to an 8:00 minyan is called משכימים. This is just another instance where the spirit of the minhag is completely ignored for a doubtful mechanical kiyum.

4 Comments:

At 1:08 PM, Blogger mother in israel said...

The minhag in the shul my husband davens at is to start early but not announce it, so that everyone complains.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger The Leader, Garnel Ironheart said...

The minhag is our shul is to daven at the regularly scheduled time because the Rav is worried we're not bright enough to handles a little inconsistency.

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger Menashe said...

Ha my shul actually davened 10 minutes late today. I guess because it's a sunday.

 
At 9:07 PM, Blogger chaim1 said...

Considering one should really daven with 'nets' how does one accomplish this minhag.
It can only mean starting early and davvening longer.

 

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