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Mishna Berura Summaries

Siman 132 – Uva L’tzion

  1. We translate the Kedusha found in Uva L’tzion (Kedusha D’sidra) into Aramaic so it should be understood by all. Be very careful to say it with kavana because it keeps the world going. (ShA1 – MB1,2)
  2. If announcements must be made before people leave shul, do them before people begin Ashray and not in the middle of the final prayers. (MB2)
  3. The poskim argue about saying this Kedusha without a minyan. The minhag is that you can. L’chatchila it is best to say it with the tzibbur, therefore if they began to say “V’atta Kadosh…” and you did not yet say Ashray, skip to say the Kedusha D’sidra with them. Afterwards make up the skipped Ashray, Lam’natzayach, and the first two p’sukim of Uva L’tzion. (MB3)
  4. The translated p’sukim of Kedusha D’sidra should not be said in public. Therefore if you are saying it b’tzibbur, everyone should say the Aramaic part silently so as to consider its recitation “private”. (MB4)
  5. Do not disgrace the Kedusha D’sidra by leaving shul beforehand unless there is an urgent need. (ShA2 – MB5)
  6. Olaynu should be recited after each of the three tefillos of the day. If the tzibbur is daavening Mincha/Maariv back-to-back, say one Olaynu after Maariv which will cover Mincha as well. (MB7)
  7. Olaynu should be recited while standing and with stage fright because Hashem stands with His heavenly hosts listening and responding “Fortunate is the nation…” (Rama2 – MB8)
  8. Pause between “eyl lo yoshia” and “va’anachnu kor’im”. Bow while saying “va’anachnu kor’im”. (Rama2 – MB9)
  9. The Kaddish after Olaynu is reserved for orphans and mourners who are not able to be the chazzan. If no orphan is present, someone whose parents have passed away should say this Kaddish. (Rama2 –MB10)
  10. If you figure that your parents who are still living will not mind your saying Kaddish Yasom, you may also say it. (Rama2 – MB11)
  11. Say Shir Shel Yom at Shacharis only. (Rama2)
  12. On Shabbos, the minhag is to say the mishna “Hashir sh’hoyu hal’viim…” after Pitoom Hak’tores. (MB15)
  13. Say Pitoom Hak’tores at Mincha. Say it before and after Shacharis. Some poskim advise to say it from a text in order not to skip any of the ingredients. (Rama2 – MB14)
  14. There is a minhag not to say Pitoom Hak’tores every weekday – since you are rushing you might miss an ingredient. Therefore, when you say it on Shabbos, read it from a text. (Rama2 – MB17)
  15. Upon leaving shul say the possuk “Hashem n’chaini…”, bow and exit as was done in the Bais Hamikdosh. (Rama2 – MB18)

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