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The words "Sheheim Mishtachavim Li-Hevel Voryk Umispallelim El Eil Lo-Yoshiya" - Was this originally part of Aleinu and then removed, or was it added later to Aleinu? Why was this done?

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Are you sure the question shouldn't be "When was this deleted from Aleinu..."? –  WAF May 2 '11 at 15:02
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Perhaps the question was intended to mean "When did it start coming back after years of deletion?" –  Isaac Moses May 2 '11 at 17:44

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Those words were removed following a decree by Frederick I of Prussia in 1703

http://www.yeshiva.org.il/midrash/shiur.asp?id=4087

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Which was.....? –  Seth J Mar 18 '13 at 17:55

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