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In the musaf amidah on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we say the Oleinu prayer. This is also said towards the end of most services when there is a custom to bow when saying וַאֲנַחְנוּ כֹּרעִים ומִשְׁתַּחֲוִים .

In the repetition of the amidah on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the chazzan and in some places the worshipper will get down on his knees at those words.

What is to be done in the silent amidah?

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From my experience of davening in a few shuls for RS and YK(i live in boro park which is predominantly hossidim) it is not done during the silent 3amidho, but only during the repetition. Also, during the repetition it is depending on the minhag of the shul. I davened at a few places where everyone falls coree3m on RS, some places have only the shalia7 9ibbur fall coree3m on RS, while others dont have anyone fall cor3eem on RS. However, all fall on YK. I personally fall cor3eem(during the 3amidho) everyday and i don't say 3oleinu during the week just on RS n YK, but i remember seeing the tur or the taz saying that for 3oleinu during the week it is permissible to fall cor3eem.

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The Sefer Ishei Yisrael brings in the footnotes on aleinu that one bows either a little bow(Kitzur Hilchus Moadim) or a Atzumah bow(Siddur Yaavetz) .

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What is an Atzumah bow please? –  Avrohom Yitzchok Aug 26 '13 at 11:22
    
עצומה-petition,but not sure if that was the Yaavetz intention –  sam Aug 26 '13 at 16:53
    
@sam how do you make such a bow? what is the position? –  MoriDoweedhYaa3qob Aug 26 '13 at 17:41
    
I am not sure..... –  sam Aug 26 '13 at 18:53
    
@sam i never heard of such a bow before. i only know of 3 positions as stated in the gamoro many times and quoted by RaMbaM to do. it is corea3 qidho and heeshta7awoyoh –  MoriDoweedhYaa3qob Aug 27 '13 at 1:38

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