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Hi. Is one required to complete Shema by the latest time, or only to begin Shema by that time? Is there a difference of opinion? Thanks so much.
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Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. Is it permitted on Shabbos to dry a kiddush cup with a piece of toilet paper, if one is not going to throw out the toilet paper afterwards but plans on using it after? Also, if one missed shacharis but was not o'nes (i.e., he was negligent) in missing it, on a day when mussaf and hallel are said, and the time for mincha has arrived, would he daven mincha first, and then hallel and then musaf, or in which order should he daven these prayers. Thanks a lot.

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Dear Respected Rabbi, Shalom! What do the commentaries state as to the first occurrence of rain? Did it begin only during Noah's floods time? Were the mists - Gen 2:6 - the sole watering agents till the Noah's floods? Thanks for your patient guidance for many years.  
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In שים שלום we ask "please give us ברכינו באור פניך וכו' bec. in the past you gave us through אור פניך a different list of good things e.g. תורת חיים ואהבת חסד. What happened to the original request טובה וברכה וכו'? What's the המשך? Why aren't we asking for תורת חיים and אהבת חסד? Why is the fact that it was used in the past grounds for granting it in the future?
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Hello, I am Aschkenz but I pray by עדות המיזרח / Sefaradi. I have came to know that from ראש חודש אלול till יום כיפור - תהילים כ"ז is recited twice a day; once after שחרית and once in the evening, for 40 days. My question is what if I missed a day ? Is it still counted?? Or what should be done? Also, what סליחות are meant to be recited each day, and until when? (Nusach Sfaradim is preferred) . Thank you יעקב