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What do I say when I take the 3 steps backward & 3 steps forward
when I start the Shemoneh Esrei?


What do I do if I'm in the middle of Shemoneh Esrei
& they start doing Kedusha?


During Shemoneh Esrei, my mind wanders
& I start thinking about what I’m going to cook for dinner
or that my son forgot his knapsack, etc
What should I do about this?


I started thinking about something else
& forgot to hit my chest with my fist for the forgiveness (חָטָאנוּ & פָּשָׁעְנוּ)
part of the Shemoneh Esrei. Do I have to start over?


When do bow & take the 3 steps backward & then 3 steps forward
towards the end of the Shemoneh Esrei?

Say the phrase עֹשֶֹה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו (Oh'seh shalom bim'roe'mahv)


Say the phrase Bow right and say:
(Who yah'ah'seh shalom awe'leinu)

Say the phrase עַל כָּל יִשְֹרָאֵל אָמֵן (V'al coal yisrael v'imru amen)


In shul, some women bounce on their toes
at the end of Shemoneh Esrei
while others sit down & others don't move.
What is the correct thing to do?


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