May One Interrupt While Reading Shnayim Mikra?



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    May One Interrupt While Reading Shnayim Mikra?

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    Question: May one interrupt while reading Shnayim Mikra?

    Answer: The Alter Rebbe states that some are accustomed to read the entire week’ s Shnayim Mikra without interruption at all, but that according to the basic Halacha, one may interrupt it and read “one Parsha today . . and another Parsha tomorrow”. [In this context, Parsha refers to a segment of Pesukim in the Torah that appears without any space between the Pesukim, also known as “Pesuchois” and “Stumois”.]

    This implies that if one does not wish to read the entire week’s Shnayim Mikra at once, he may interrupt only when there is a break in the Torah between Parshiyos.

    From this it can be inferred that:

    1. It is ideal to read the entire week’s Shnayim Mikra without interruption at all.

    2. It is acceptable to pause when there is a break in the Torah between Parshiyos.

    3. One should not interrupt within a Parsha at all.

    Although point 3 is only implicit in the Alter Rebbe, the Mishna Brura (Shaar Hatziyon 285:11) states this explicitly.

    It should be noted that obviously where necessary one may interrupt.

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