THE BIG BANG
There is a מחלוקת between The רשב"א and the מהרש"ל,
if the שמש may announce ( ראש חדש (יעלה ויבא
between Kaddish and Shemoneh Esrai.(Maariv)
The רשב"א allows
and the מהרש"ל says it is a הפסק.
Poskim say this מחלוקה
applies to all announcements. (ותן טל ומטר etc.)
The 5 options does not include "The big bang"
Some Poskim hold, The שמש should announce between
Kaddish and the Shmoneh Esrai (1) “ ותן טל ומטר”.
Others minimize the הפסק by announcing only (2) “ טל ומטר"
(no V’sain) Others reduce the הפסק to one word (3) “שאלה “
There are others who hold like the מהרש"ל and no
announcement is done before the Shmoneh Esrai.
They make the שמש announce it (4) during his own
Shmoneh Esrai, by saying out loud ותן טל ומטר.
Others hold, it is not right *to announce while the Tzibbur is in
middle of their Shmoneh Esrai. (5) They make the שמש start his Shmoneh
Esrai earlier than the Tzibbur so when he reaches to ותן טל ומטר
theTzibbur will be holding between the Kaddish and Shmoneh Esrai.
He then says it aloud.
It is interesting, none of the Poskim consider it, as
an option, to do it the way it’s done today, in most Shuls, to
just bang on the Bimah without any announcement.
*The Be’er Moishe (Debrecen) defends those who
say aloud “ V’sain Tal Umotor” etc. during their davening.
By doing so, they remind others.
The Chazon Ish on the other hand, wasn’t fond of it.