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Magan Avos – No Minyan


If someone is not davening with a minyan on Friday night, can he/she say Magan Avos without the beginning and ending brachos?
Thank you.


Yes he may say the paragraph of Magen Avos without the paragraphs before and after it even when one is davening without a minyan. Essentially the whole part from boruch ato until the end bracha Mekadesh HaShabbos is meant only when a permanent minyan is davening together, and not even for a temporary minyan, however the Rema 268-8 says that one may say the middle paragraph even when davening alone.

Best wishes


See Pischei Teshuvos 268-11 that according to some poskim there is even a preference to do so.

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