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1) THE SHALIACH TZIBUR (Cont.)
(a) Question: Surely R. Yochanan has been cited as saying
that the Halachah follows R. Gamliel with Rosh Hashanah
and Yom Kipur, implying that there is a dispute even with
2) ARRANGING PRAYERS
(b) Answer: It is R. Meir who R. Yochanan said concedes to R.
Gamliel, and the other Rabanan who argue, as we see in a
1. (R. Meir) The Shaliach Tzibur is Motzi the
congregation for the prayers of Rosh Hashanah and
Yom Kipur of Yovel.
(c) They thought that R. Chananel's ruling applied only to an
individual, but R. Yehoshua b. Levi said that it applies
even to a congregation.
2. (Chachamim) Just as the Shaliach Tzibur must say
them, so too must all the congregation.
i. Question: Why should these days be different -
if it's because of the numerous Pesukim, R.
Chananel ruled that he just needs to say "as
written in the Torah"?
ii. Answer: They are different because the Berachos
(a) (R. Elazar) A person should always arrange his prayer in
his mind and then pray.
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(b) (R. Aba) This is only reasonable for the prayers of Rosh
Hashanah, Yom Kipur, and special occasions (festivals).
1. Question: R. Yehudah would do this even on a
(c) (R. Cha bar Avira) R. Gamliel held that the Shaliach
Tzibur was even Motzi those people in the fields.
2. Answer: Since he only prayed every thirty days, it
was like a special occasion for him.
(d) Question: This implies that it is unnecessary to state
that he is Motzi those who are in the town - but those in
the fields have more reason to be Yotze with the Shaliach
Tzibur, as they are unable to come!
1. Similarly, we find that while those people who are
behind the Kohanim are not included in the Berachos,
those in the fields are included!
(e) Answer: Emend it to read that R. Gamliel held that the
Shaliach Tzibur was *only* Motzi those people in the
1. The reason is that they are forced to miss the
prayers, but those in the town have the opportunity
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