|What's the Time for Saying the Evening Prayer?|
|Written by David S.|
|Tuesday, 22 March 2011 17:04|
Part One: The time for the evning prayer is different than the time for saying the Shema. The Jerusalem Talmud describes saying the evening Shema at bedtime, in contrast to the Babylonian Talmud which prescribes saying it before the evening prayer.
Two common mistakes when bringing in Shabbat early - saying the Shema too soon and saying the brachot of the Shema too early. Why rabbis didn't stop the community from doing the wrong thing.
Part Three: Why the Babylonian Talmud does not always follow the mishnah. It's still light when the stars come out. Must you refrain from eating before saying the Shema?