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Q & A: Standing During Chazarat Hashatz (Part II)

1 Sivan 5777 – May 25, 2017
Question: Is one obligated to stand while the shliach tzibbur repeats the Shemoneh Esreh? I have observed that some people stand during the whole repetition of the Amida while others sit most of the time. Menachem

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