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Wake Up! | Kavanah | Zmanim | Tzitzit | Tefillin | Brachot
Pesukei d'Zimra | Kriat Shema | Amidah | Geshem and Tal | Mincha
Kaddish | Amen! | Shabbos | Kiddush | Shofar | Teshuva
Rosh HaShana | Ten Days | Yom Kippur | Sukkos | Pesach | Sefirat HaOmer
Shavuot | Chanukah | Purim | Rosh Chodesh | Tu B'Shvat
Fast Days | The Three Weeks | Tisha B'Av | The Four Parshiyot | Parshat HaShavua
The Kosher Kitchen | Issur v'Heter | Speaking to G-d | Spiritual Reality, Spiritual Freedom
The Jewish Calendar | Chinuch: Education | A Practical Guide to Shabbos | Rav Dovid's Shiurim
True or False? | Respect for Parents, Elders, and Torah Scholars | Ben Adam l'Chaveiro

Pesukei d'Zimra

Rav Dovid gives a daily halacha at the Wall Street Synagogue in Lower Manhattan.
This series covers Pesukei d'Zimra.
6 Kislev 5770 listen Tallis and Tefillin after Yishtabach (3); Yishtabach: Conclusion (17:08)
Summary and conclusion of yishtabach and related halachot.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:13-14
3 Kislev 5770 listen Tallis and Tefillin after Yishtabach (2) (14:57)
Putting on tallis and tefillin after yishtabach (cont.).
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:12-13
2 Kislev 5770 listen More on Kaddish; Tefillin after Yishtabach (1) (13:56)
Speaking of Kaddish, the Mishna Brura discusses when we can say Kaddish in general. Also: putting on tallis and tefillin after yishtabach.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:10-11
1 Kislev 5770 listen Mitzvot and Kaddish after Yishtabach (15:40)
Between yishtabach and kaddish, it is permitted to interrupt for the sake of a mitzvah or for the needs of the community.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:6-9
29 Cheshvan 5770 listen Interrupting between Yishtabach and Yotzer Or (16:49)
Talking between yishtabach and yotzer or impedes successful prayer.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:4-5
25 Cheshvan 5770 listen The Closing Blessing of Yishtabach (2) (16:58)
Insights into the understanding of yishtabach.
Sources: OC 54:2; MB 54:3
24 Cheshvan 5770 listen The Closing Blessing of Yishtabach (16:38)
Answering "Amen" to yishtabach.
Sources: OC 54:2; MB 54:2-3
23 Cheshvan 5770 listen Introduction to Yishtabach (14:14)
Sources: OC 54:1; MB 54:1
8 Adar I 5768 listen Review: Shema through Aleinu (15:10)
A review, summary and overview of halachot of shacharit, from Shema through Aleinu.
7 Adar I 5768 listen Review: Wakeup through Shema (15:32)
A review, summary and overview of halachot of morning conduct, from waking up through the recitation of Shema.
27 Elul 5767 listen Reciting Psalm 130 During the Ten Days (2:22)
Among the changes in our prayers during the Ten Days is the insertion of Psalm 130 -- Mima'amakim Kraticha Hashem -- to instill in us a sense of awe and an inspiration to teshuva. But how can we insert a Psalm between yishtabach and chetzi kaddish -- where interruptions are forbidden?
Sources: Baer Heitev 603:1; Ps. 130
1 Elul 5767 listen Hallel on Rosh Chodesh (Part 2) (9:27)
Halacha l'ma'aseh: the brachot for hallel on Rosh Chodesh; reciting hallel as an individual vs. with the community; arriving late to shul while the community is reciting hallel.
Sources: OC 422:2; MB 422:14-18
Dedicated l'ilui nishmat Perel Yetta bas Yehudah Leib on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
23 Iyar 5767 listen Saying Brachot Later in the Day (15:19)
In the unfortunate case that we arrive late for shul and skip sections of the morning brachot or Pesukei D'Zimra, we make up for the skipped portions by reciting them after davening.
Sources: OC 52; MB 52:9-10
22 Iyar 5767 listen What if you are so late that you have no time for even the minimal Pesukei D'Zimra? (14:56)
You come into shul and find that the chazan is up to barchu. Should you try to catch up?
Sources: OC 52; MB 52:6-8
Dedicated as a zechut for a refuah shleimah for Chaim Bear ben Perel Yitta.
21 Iyar 5767 listen Arriving Late for Shul: Summary (18:20)
A summary of the rules of precedence for one who arrives late for shul. Additional rules for Shabbos; the importance of Nishmas. Also, rules for Ba'alei Teshuva who are unable to keep pace with the community.
Sources: OC 52; MB 52:5
Dedicated in memory of Zissel Devora bas Avraham Abish on the occastion of her yahrzeit.
20 Iyar 5767 listen The Importance of the Halleluya Psalms (13:45)
What makes the Halleluya Psalms (145-150) such an important part of Pesukei D'Zimra?
Sources: MT Hilchot Tefilla 7:12; Shabb. 118b; Sfas Emes, Shabbos 118b
Dedicated as a zechut for a refuah shleimah for Chedva Tzippora bas Sarah.
19 Iyar 5767 listen The Importance of Ashrei (13:50)
What makes Ashrei (Psalm 145) so important that the minimal Pesukei D'Zimra consists of Baruch She-Amar, Ashrei, and Yishtabach?
Sources: MT Hilchot Tefilla 7:12; Brachot 4b; Pnei Yehoshua Brachos 4b
16 Iyar 5767 listen Priorities in Pesukei D'Zimra (14:21)
If you arrive late for shul and need to skip parts of Pesukei D'Zimra, you have to know which parts to skip. This shiur puts it all together -- what are the priorities of the different elements of Pesukei D'Zimra and why?
Sources: OC 52; MB 52:4
15 Iyar 5767 listen Arriving Late for Shul: Brachot Prior to Davening (12:39)
When arriving late, there are three brachot that one must make sure to say prior to beginning Pesukei D'Zimra.
Sources: MB 52:2
13 Iyar 5767 listen The Importance of Arriving On Time for Shul (11:37)
The very fact that Chazal allow us to skip parts of Pesukei D'Zimra in order to daven with the tzibbur tells us how important it is to recite the silent amidah with the tzibbur. But in spite of that, some hold that we should only recite the prayers in order. Arriving on time for shul allows you to both recite the prayers in order and daven with the tzibbur -- the best choice by far.
Sources: OC 52; MB 52:1,3
12 Iyar 5767 listen Arriving Late to Shul - Introduction (4:08)
L'chatchila, one should always be on time for shul. But on the occasion that one arrives late, it is important to know the proper halachos of "catching up" in davening so that one can properly recite the amidah with the community.
Sources: OC 52
3 Adar 5767 listen Interrupting before the Chetzi Kaddish after Yishtabach (11:04)
Chetzi Kaddish, like all kaddishim, must be said over pasukim. What are the parameters for this? How is it that we say Kaddish d'Rabbanan after learning together? Also: more on the parameters of interruptions between yishtabach and chetzi kaddish for the purpose of a mitzvah.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:9,11,14
2 Adar 5767 listen Yishtabach (Part 2); The Chetzi Kaddish after Yishtabach (14:29)
It is forbidden to interrupt between Yishtabach and Yotzer Ohr with the exception of interruptions for the purpose of a mitzvah that come between Yishtabach and Chetzi Kaddish.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:5-8,13
Dedicated in memory of Hinda bas Fishel on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
28 Shevat 5767 listen Yishtabach (Part 1) (14:38)
Yishtabach completes peukei d'zimra.
Sources: OC 54:2; MB 54:2-5
27 Shevat 5767 listen Mizmor L'Todah (9:13)
Special aspects of Mizmor L'Todah in pesukei d'zimra.
Sources: OC 51:9; MB 51:21-22
25 Shevat 5767 listen Kavanah for the Verse "Poteach et Yadecha" (14:27)
The verse Poteach et Yadecha of Ashrei requires focus and concentration, and one who says the verse without such kavanah must go back and repeat the verse. Also: various issues of pronunciation and enunciation in pesukei d'zimra.
Sources: OC 51:7; MB 51:15-19
24 Shevat 5767 listen Kavanah in Pesukei d'Zimra: Enunciation (8:14)
Each word of pesukei d'zimra is precious, as precious as a gold coin.
Sources: OC 51:6,8; MB 51:14,20
21 Shevat 5767 listen Why is it forbidden to interrupt during Pesukei d'Zimra? (12:56)
Given the importance that Chazal place on kindness to others, there must be a reason for the stringency forbidding interruptings during pesukei d'zimra. What is it?
Sources: OC 54:1; MB 54:1
19 Shevat 5767 listen Greeting Others During Pesukei d'Zimra (8:41)
Chazal upheld the importance of greeting others in such high regard that they permitted interrupting pesukei d'zimra to extend greetings when appropriate. What are the parameters for such an interruption, and what is the halacha l'ma'aseh today?
Sources: OC 51:5; MB 51:12
18 Shevat 5767 listen Interruptions During Pesukei d'Zimra (Part 2) (13:18)
It is forbidden to interrupt pesukei d'zimra except for certain prayer responses.
Sources: OC 51:4; MB 51:10-11
17 Shevat 5767 listen Interruptions During Pesukei d'Zimra (Part 1) (14:09)
It is forbidden to interrupt pesukei d'zimra except for certain prayer responses.
Sources: OC 51:4; MB 51:6-9
13 Shevat 5767 listen Interrupting Between Baruch She-Amar and Hodu (12:31)
Though it is forbidden to interrupt between a bracha and the action which required the bracha, we can say "Amen" between Baruch She-Amar and Hodu. Why?
Sources: OC 51:2-3; Beur Halacha d.h. "Oneh Acharav"; MB 51:4
Dedicated in memory of Aharon ben Tzvi on the occasion of his yahrzeit.
12 Shevat 5767 listen Answering "Amen" to Your Own Bracha (16:36)
In general, we don't answer "Amen" to our own brachot, but there are exceptions.
Sources: OC 51:2-3; MB 51:2-3,5; Beur Halacha d.h. "HaChazan"
11 Shevat 5767 listen Introduction to Baruch She-Amar and Pesukei D'Zimra (15:10)
What is the origin of Baruch She-Amar? What is the purpose of Pesukei D'Zimra?
Sources: OC 51:1; MB 51:1
24 Adar 5766 listen The Closing Blessings of Pesukei d'Zimra: Shochen Ad thru Yishtabach (58:27)
This lecture completes Pesukei d'Zimra.
17 Adar 5766 listen The End of Pesukei d'Zimra: Ashrei thru Nishmat (1:00:30)
Finishing the book of Psalms
3 Adar 5766 listen Hodu: Part 3 (57:48)
The last third of hodu.
26 Shevat 5766 listen Hodu: Part 2 (51:51)
The second third of hodu.
19 Shevat 5766 listen Hodu: Part 1 (55:38)
The first third of hodu.
12 Shevat 5766 listen Baruch She-Amar (57:55)
5 Shevat 5766 listen Introduction to Pesukei d'Zimra (58:17)

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Kaddish | Amen! | Shabbos | Kiddush | Shofar | Teshuva
Rosh HaShana | Ten Days | Yom Kippur | Sukkos | Pesach | Sefirat HaOmer
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