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Read my (draft) article on the topic here, I quote extensively the opinions of those who had issues with this custom, including Ashkenazim. It seems that this opposition to the custom is not limited to Sepharadim. In fact, the Responsa mentioned in another post here from R' Yosef Messas lists many other sources too. The paper was originally based on that ...


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It's a very good question. If the Igeret of Sherira Gaon is considered, it states clearly that there was no disagreement in regard to halacha originally. That only happened later and as a consequence of a lack of learning. Part of the redemption and Moshiach's job is to "repair the breaches" within the Torah. Mishnah Torah, Hilchot Melachim 11:1, 11:4 But ...


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this article cites a reason given by Leket Yosher Orach Chaim, p. 118 par. 1 Summarizing: Simce people have more free time on SHabbat, they spend their time learning Torah and enjoying (Oneg) Shabbat. So,Yom Rishon is a good time to begin Selichot since people are still happy from Shabbat. And we also learn in Talmud Shabbat p 32b that the shechina (G-d's ...


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Achsanios Shel Torah - published in (5650) 1890 - by Rabbi Moshe Reinas says that in the year (5563) 1803 Rabbi Chaim Volozhin laid the cornerstone for Yeshivas Volozhin. This was opened due to Rabbi Chaim Volozhin perceiving the general state of learning Torah disintegrating. Originally it was supported by Rabbi Chaim Volozhin's personal wealth, however as ...



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