Is there a Heter to talk after HaMapil at night?
Yes I saw this in the Rav Yaakov Emdin Siddur (p 131) and I heard Rav Schachter say he talks to his wife afterwards. 44 more words
I once learned that after scratching one’s head one must wash one’s hands before learning or davening. I have never seen anyone do that. Is that the Halacha? 71 more words
If I said Sim Shalom accidentally at Maariv, must I repeat the Shemonah Esray? Lets say I am not sure.
No. Rav Ephrayim Greenblatt (Rivivos Ephrayim Chelek 8, Siman 30) quotes Rav Schachter (Nefesh HaRav) p 152, letter 4 claims the Rav said Sim Shalom by both Mincha and Maariv Bideved would be ok, and certainly a Safek would be ok.