• October 29, 2020
  • 11 5781, Cheshvan
  • פרשת לך־לך

I forgot to say...

I forgot to say...

Did you ever forget to say birkat hamazon? What about Havdalah? Ya’aleh V’yavo? Forgot to daven minchah? We often get distracted by things and forget to say or do important mitzvot. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman for this weekly short shiur in which he will cover a number of scenarios where a Jew may forget to do or say a mizvah and what can be done, if anything.

May 6, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

My name is Stuart Fischman and I am happy to welcome you to the series of shiurim on the subject of “I Forgot to Say..”

We are humans and the Sages who composed our prayers were also human. So the Sages, when they composed the prayers, besides instructing what must be said on a given occasion, also told us how to proceed when we forget.

There are two basically two types of mistakes that we can make. We can forget to say what were supposed to say and we can say what we were not supposed to say. Within those two broad categories we will see that there are certain mistakes that are “deal-breakers.” When we make those mistakes we need to repeat the prayer (usually the Amidah/Silent Prayer or Birchat haMazon) . Then there are mistakes that we can ignore and continue with the prayer in question.

In each of the shiurim in this series we will study one mistake. I doubt whether we will discuss every conceivable mistake with these classes, but I do hope that we will understand the principles that lead to the conclusions of the Halacha so that the rules will  appear to be neither  arbitrary nor capricious.

I look forward to meeting with you tomorrow.

May 13, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

Last week we discussed how to proceed if we forget the Shabbat prayers and say the weekday prayers in their place.

Today we will discuss how to proceed if we forget to say אתה חוננתנו in the prayer of מוצאי שבת.

May 20, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
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Hello Everyone

Since Rosh Chodesh Sivan is almost here,we will discuss the Halacha regarding someone who forgets to say יעלה ויבוא in Shmoneh Esrei.

The rule for יעלה ויבוא on Rosh Chodesh is unique. If someone forgets to say it at Shacharit or Mincha then she or he needs to repeat the Shmoneh Esrei . But someone forgets to say it at Ma’ariv, then there is no  need to repeat the Shmoneh Esrei. This is odd, since in every other instance of forgetting something integral to the Shmoneh Esrei no similar distinction is made.

This is what we will study today.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Stuart Fischman

May 27, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
June 3, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

Today we will discuss the additions made to the Amidah prayer on the עשרת ימי תשובה.

I look forward to meeting with you

Stuart Fischman

June 10, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
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Hello Everyone

In today’s session we will discuss what to do if one forgets to pray. When is it acceptable to offer a “make-up” prayer.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Stuart Fischman

June 17, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
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Hello Everyone

Today we will discuss the prayer עננו which is added to the Shmoneh Esrei on fast days.

June 24, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

One of the essential components of our prayers is the prayer for rain. Rain (as opposed to many other essentials) is mentioned twice in the Shmoneh Esrei prayer. It is mentioned as praise of Hashem as משיב הרוח ומוריד הגשם and as a request ותן טל ומטר לברכה.

In today’s and the next one or two lessons   we will discuss the prayers for rain.

July 1, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

Today we will continue our discussion of the halachot regarding משיב הרוח ומוריד הגשם. Specifically we study the halachot concerning saying this prayer when it is inappropriate to mention it or forgetting to say it when it is appropriate.

July 8, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
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Hello Everyone

Today we will complete בעזרת השם  the discussion of משיב הרות/מוריד הטל.

July 15, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
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Hello Everyone

Today we will begin a discussion of the halachot concerning the prayer ותן טל ומטר לברכה.

July 22, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I forgot to say...: Lesson
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Hello Everyone

Today we will conclude the discussion of the ברכת השנים.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.