Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Posture for Shma


One should not recline while reciting the bedside Shma, in order to ensure concentration and also in order to display respect.

One who has already fulfilled the night's obligatory Shma (such as at maariv) and is already lying down, and for whom it would be burdensome to rise, may roll on to his side to recite the bedside Shma.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 239:1; Mishneh Berurah 239:6)

Have a great day,

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