September 9, 2013 12:47 am at 12:47 am #610541Lost1970Member
I am very sorry for such question, but can anyone tell me are all parts of Daily Prayers and Morning Service are halachically obligatory. I have been saying Shema for many years — now I also say the Amidas.September 9, 2013 1:49 am at 1:49 am #984795eclipseMember
Many parts are – for men especially – but if you don’t “pace yourself” and add a little bit at a time, you may get burnt out. Then again, I’m not a rabbi.September 9, 2013 2:19 am at 2:19 am #984796sem613Participant
If I remember correctly, the two most obligatory parts are shema and shemoneh esrei (the amidah),so if you are saying those you are in good shape.
However, I think it is better if you can also say the Brachas surrounding Shema, particularly the one between Shema and Shemoneh Esrei.September 9, 2013 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm #984797LevAryehMember
Shema is d’oraysa both in the morning and at night. There are some poskim who hold that without birchos krias shema one did not fulfill his obligation, but there are enough who say otherwise to rely on.
Remember what Chazal said… Echad hamarbeh v’echad hamam’it, ubilvad she’yichaven es libo lashamayim.September 9, 2013 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #984798yytzParticipant
For someone without a comprehensive Jewish education trying to use an Artscroll siddur, it can be very confusing, because the siddur includes many things that are not really obligatory or at least not said by everybody. If you want to do the minimum basic required morning prayers (shacharis), say the morning blessings, baruch sheamar, tehillim 145-50, yishtabach, the shema and its before and after blessings, the amidah, tachanun, ashrei/uva l’tzion, and aleinu. If you do it quickly you can be done in 15 or 20 minutes. But as people have said, the shema and the amidah are the most obligatory, so you should start with those and do only those if that’s all you can make time for.September 9, 2013 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #984799Lost1970Member
Thank you.September 10, 2013 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #984800yytzParticipant
You’re welcome! For further information, contact your local Orthodox rabbi. You might also want to consult general halachic guides to everyday observance such as the book Shaarei Halacha.November 3, 2013 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #984801rebdonielMember
Yytz is spot-on about the minimal requirements for tefillah. Kavvanah and kevah are very important and it is important to know the meaning of what you’re saying, and being able to devote more time to fewer prayers is preferable to rushing through many prayers whose meanings you’re unsure of.
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