Morid HaTal

Morid HaTal

“Morid Ha’Tal” and “Barekhenu”

Pesah marks the changing of the seasons. At the Mussaf prayer, the first day of the holiday we welcomed spring by switching from “Mashib Ha’ruah Umorid Hageshem” in the Amida to “MORID HATAL”. This change will remain until the seasons change yet again and winter comes upon us.
Beginning with Arbit of Hol hamoed,, after the second day of Pesach, we also switched from BAREKH ALENU to BAREKHENU in the Amida prayer. This change is maintained until December 4th 2013 at night.

 

“ MORID HATAL”
In case of a mistake:

 

The Talmud explains that it is not a blessing to ask for rain during the “summer season” and, therefore if one mistakenly recites “Mashib Ha’Ruah Umorid Hageshem” during the period of “Morid Hatal”, he must repeat the Amida.

 

  1. However, If one realizes the mistake before ending the berakha  (before saying “Barukh Ata Hashem Mehaye Hametim,” he should return to the beginning of the berakha  (“Ata Gibor”) and correct himself by saying “Morid Hatal” in the proper location.

 

  1. If one realizes the mistake after reciting “Barukh Ata Hashem,” but before ending the berakha he should recite the words “Lamedeni Hukekha” (in order to avoid mentioning the name of Hashem in vain) and return to the beginning of the berakha (Ata Gibor) and correct himself as noted above.

 

  1. 3.     If one realizes his mistake after concluding the blessing with the words “Mehaye Hametim,” he must start over from the beginning of the Amida.

    BAREKHENU

 

If one mistakenly recites BAREKH ALENU..(VeTen Tal U’Matar Livrakha) instead of BAREKHENU (as we started the “summer period”) he must repeat the Amida.

  1. However, If he realizes the mistake before concluding the berakha, (before Mebarekh hashanim) he should return to the beginning of the berakha and say BAREKENU and continue the Amida.

 

  1. If he realizes the mistake after reciting “Barukh Ata Hashem,” but before ending the berakha he should recite the words “Lamedeni Hukekha” (in order to avoid mentioning the name of Hashem in vain) and return to the beginning of the berakha and recite the correct version, BAREKHENU,  as in the prior case.

 

  1. If he realizes the mistake only after he had concluded the berakha (Mebarekh hashanim), at any point during his recitation of the Amida, he must return to BAREKHENU and finish the Amida.

 

  1. If he realizes the mistake after reciting the “Yihyu Le’Rason imre fi” (at the conclusion of the Amida) or when he completed the Amida, he must start over from the beginning.
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