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Sepharadim don't touch the tefillin at "oter yisrael b'tifarah", because morning berachot are said at home, before one puts on tefillin. At "yotzer or, u'voreh choshech", you touch the shel-yad only, and kiss your hand. (Ben Ish Hai Shemot 1, Kaf HaHayyim 59:2) At "kadosh kadosh kadosh" in the beracha of yotzer or, some have the minhag to touch the ...


Adam Mintz has written a fine essay called The Talmud in Translation, in which he elaborates on the history of the Artscroll, Steinsaltz, and Soncino Talmuds and the various polemics concerning each. Regarding "rejections," there have been critiques for each Talmud. On the Soncino, there was a little controversy that concerned making the Talmud ...


I've never heard any objection to Soncino specifically. I've heard objection to translated editions generally — and the very explicatory ArtScroll English edition especially — from teachers: namely, that these editions make it too easy for students to make their way through the g'mara, and the student loses out on the benefits (spiritual and pedagogical) of ...


No written source that I know of, but I've been told by Rabbis in the know, that the Lubavitcher Rebbe would kiss his tefilin in uva l'tzion by "v'nizkeh (shel yad), v'nichye (shel rosh), v'nireh (eyes, then lips)". Shouldn't be too hard to trace, though. Plenty of videos of the Rebbe davening.


Not listed in the question are when saying "פותח את ידך...‏" after donning t'filin before wrapping them around the fingers and when mentioning t'filin in the two paragraphs from Bo said while wearing t'filin. (OTOH, those are arguably not the "in davening" sought.)


The Magen Avraham in O.C. 119:1 quotes from the Sefer Hakavanos that it is a good thing to say these two prayers in Shema Koleinu. He additionally sources the Zohar Shemos 109-110. The Mishna Berura (119:4) cites this Magen Avraham as halacha. Artscroll often inserts additions based upon the advice of the Mishna Berura, as you will find in other places in ...


I have noted that these additions are not included in any nusach Ashkenaz siddurim I have seen, while they are included in every nusach Sefard siddur I have seen. If they are included in the nusach Ashkenaz Artscroll siddur, it might be out of a desire for some conformity and unity between that and their Sefard siddur. Unfortunately, I have no source, and ...

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