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In the previous Halachawe have explained that one should preferably not pray Shacharit before sunrise. Nevertheless, workers who must arrive at their jobs early in the morning and do not have an opportunity to pray after sunrise may act leniently and pray beginning from dawn which is calculated as seventy-two seasonal minutes before sunrise. Since many people have asked inquired about this, we shall now delineate exactly how to behave when pressed for time.

Clearly, one cannot stand and recite the Amida prayer immediately after dawn, for one must don Tefillin and recite thePesukei De’Zimra and Keri’at Shema before reciting the Amida prayer. The Mitzvot of Keri’at Shema and Tefillin can begin being fulfilled only from dawn. Thus, practically speaking, from the time one begins praying Shacharit, one will only arrive at the Amida prayer approximately half an hour after dawn. This becomes very difficult for some individuals…

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