“Ashrei” and “Uva L’Tzion” Neila on Yom Kippur

Question

Why are Ashrei and Uva L’Tzion recited at Neila instead of Mincha on Yom Kippur?

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Answers

  1. The Talmud teaches, Brachot 30b, that there must be a break between two Amidot, which is normally made by reciting Ashrei. However, the Halacha teaches, Orach Chaim 622:1, that the Torah reading does the job. Therefore, in order to avoid any unnecessary delay between the two prayers, Ashrei and Uva L’Tzion are moved to Neila to make a break between Mincha and Neila.

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