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Mincha (meen-chah) — lit., Flour offering; afternoon prayer service
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When To Pray: Mincha
Mincha Gedola
Mincha gedola is the earliest time that you may say mincha: from...
When To Pray: Mincha
Mincha Ketana
Mincha ketana is the preferred time period for saying mincha : from...
When To Pray: Mincha
Timing of Mincha
Mincha may be said from ½ hour after halachic midday until...
When To Pray: Ma'ariv
When To Say Mincha To Allow Early Ma'ariv
To be permitted to say ma’ariv early, before sunset, say...
Talit Gadol: When To Wear
Talit Gadol: Mincha
When wearing a talit at mincha Torah reading--such as for an...
Jewish Festivals: What Time Is Mincha
Jewish Festivals: Earliest Mincha
The earliest permissible time to say mincha before a ...
Jewish Festivals: Mincha and Candle Lighting
Saying Mincha after Lighting Jewish Festival Candles
A woman who has already lit Jewish festival candles may not say...
When To Pause or Join Minyan
When To Pause or Join Minyan: Mincha
During mincha , don’t pause at all (such as for kedusha or...
Set Prayers: Mincha
Mincha: Tzidkatecha
Girls and women never need to say tzidkatecha on Saturday mincha .
What Time Is Mincha
Earliest Mincha before Shabbat
The earliest mincha before Shabbat is one-half hour after halachic...
Shabbat: Mincha and Candle Lighting
Saying Mincha after Lighting Shabbat Candles
A woman or girl who has already lit Shabbat candles may not say...
Se'uda Shlishit: When To Eat
Eating Se'uda Shlishit before Mincha
If you will not have time to start se’uda shlishit after...
Set Prayers: Mincha
Mincha: Tachanun
If the minyan gets to tachanun after sunset, say tachanun until up...
When to Pray: Traveler's Questions
When To Pray: Traveler's Questions: Crossing from Day-Night or Night-Day
Always say the prayer service based on the day and time where...
Shabbat: Candles: When To Light
Shabbat: Candles: Earliest Time To Light
You may not light  Shabbat  (or  Jewish festiva...
Avinu Malkeinu
When To Say Avinu Malkeinu
Say avinu malkeinu , even if you are praying by yourself, after...
Amida Errors: Chonein HaDaat/Yismach Moshe/Tikanta Shabbat/Ata Echad/Rashei Chodashim/Ata Vichartanu
Amida Errors: Chonein HaDaat/Yismach Moshe/Tikanta Shabbat/Ata Echad/Rashei Chodashim/Ata Vichartanu
What : Chonein HaDaat/Yismach Moshe/Tikanta Shabbat/Ata...
When To Pray: Ma'ariv
When To Say Ma'ariv
Ma’ariv may be said from sunset (or even from plag...
Women: Minimum to Pray
Women: Minimum to Pray
The minimum amount of prayer that women and girls 12 years old and up...
Jewish Festivals: Ma'ariv
Answering Kedusha If You Began the Jewish Festival Early
If you began the Jewish festival early and you are at a minyan...
Hallel
Order of Prayers with Hallel
To say hallel on Shabbat and Jewish festivals : You do...
Jewish Festivals: Ma'ariv
Saying Ma'ariv at Plag HaMincha
You may say ma'ariv before the start of a Jewish festival as...
When To Pray: Shacharit: Shemoneh Esrei/Amida
When To Say Morning Amida
Say the morning amida by the first third of the day (by the 4 th...
Tachanun
Shacharit: Tachanun: When Not To Say
Tachanun is related to judgment. Tachanun is NOT said at times of...
Talit Gadol: Why
Talit Gadol: Form of Honor
It is a form of honor for the congregation for the leader to dress up...
Talit Gadol: When To Wear
Talit Gadol: Amida
A talit is required only when saying the amida prayer, but the...
Brit Mila: Festive Meal
Brit Mila: Fast Day
If a brit mila is performed on Tish’a b’Av or other...
Introduction to Prayers
Introduction to Prayers
Prayer brings us closer to God.  When we ask for things from God,...
Jewish Festivals: Leaving the World of Work
Refraining from Distracting Work
You may not do any work or get involved in any project that might...
SIDDUR GUIDE: How To Pray in Synagogue
Introduction to How To Pray in Synagogue
The synagogue ( shul ) prayer service may confuse the unfamiliar....
Kaddish: How Long To Say
Kaddish Timing: Last Day of Kaddish
The last day of kaddish is based on the day he or she was buried....
Jewish Festivals: Candles: When To Light
Jewish Festivals: Candles: Earliest Time To Light
You may not light  Jewish festival (or Shabbat)...
Kaddish: How Often To Say
Kaddish Frequency: Requirements of Sons
Each son age 6 and above is required to say kaddish for his dead...
Passover Night(s): Ma'ariv
Timing of Ma'ariv on Seder Night(s)
Ma’ariv on the first night of Passover may begin at...
Amida: Errors: Tashlumin
Introduction to Amida: Errors: Tashlumin
Introduction to Missed Amida/Tashlumim If you accidentally miss any...
Torah Reading: Aliya Donation
Donation after Aliya
If you receive an aliya to the Torah on Shabbat and Jewish...
Rosh Chodesh: Ya'aleh V'Yavo
Ya'aleh V'Yavo on Rosh Chodesh
If you forgot (or are not sure if you said) ya’aleh v’yavo...
Introduction to Fast Days
Introduction to Fast Days
Introduction to Fast Days The purpose of Jewish fast days is to...
Fast Days: Prayers
Fast Day: Sim Shalom
Say “ sim shalom ” instead of “ shalom rav ”...
Fast Days: Prayers
VaYechal
If at least six of the men in a mincha minyan on a fast day are...
Pre-Prayer: Charity
Charity To Enhance Prayers
It is an enhancement of our prayers to give charity at shacharit...
Minyan: Amen: When 10 Men Includes Prayer Leader
Prayer Leader of 10 Men Should Wait
A prayer service leader for a group of only 10 men including himself...
Shabbat: Leaving the World of Work
Distracting Work on Friday Afternoon
You may not do any work or get involved in any project that might...
Shabbat: Early Ma'ariv
Saying Ma'ariv at Plag HaMincha
You may say ma'ariv on Friday afternoon ( erev Shabbat ) as...
Shabbat: Early Ma'ariv
Shabbat: Ideal Time for Ma'ariv
The ideal time for ma’ariv on Friday night is whenever will make...
Prayer Times
Individual Prayer Times
Plag HaMincha : 1 1/4 halachic hours before sunset until...
Women: Starting Jewish Festivals
Women: Starting Jewish Festivals
For when women start Jewish festivals , or more on women’s...
Amida Errors: Sim Shalom
Amida Errors: Sim Shalom
Situation It is mincha for a fast day and you said shalom rav...
Tish’a B’Av
Tish'a B'Av: Tefilin
Tish’a b’Av is similar to the day of burial of a person...
Yom Kippur: Torah Reading
Yom Kippur: Torah Reading: Forbidden Relationships
On Yom Kippur , at mincha , we read in the Torah about forbidden...

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