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I remember hearing once that the Vilna Gaon (I think) said that Anim Zemirot is one of the holiest pieces of tefillah and it should only be said on Yom Kippur. I wonder whether since children are considered to be pure and their aveirot are not counted before Bar Mitzvah, if we are going to sing it every Shabbat, we have children do it as adults are not pure ...


The Halacha regarding initial refusal (SA OC 53:16) is in the context of "Someone who is not a "Shaliach Tzibbur Kavua", one who does not have a fixed position to lead the davening. Someone with a Chiyuv would not necessarily need to refuse the invitation to daven if he has established a position in a certain Minyan. Additionally, the Shulchan Aruch HaRav ...


The Rambam writes in Hilchos Tefillah Chapter 8, Halacha 4, "How do we perform Tefilla B’Tzibbur, Public Prayer? One person Davens out loud and everyone else listens." This teaches that Tefilla B’Tzibbur is only possible through the Shaliach Tzibbur. We can understand from here that the Shaliach Tzibbur is not just “leading the Davening”. Rather, he is ...


The Leviim had the role of singing in the Beit Hamikdash. Today being a cantor in a synagogue is not directly related to the job of singing by the Leviim but simply a function of a person whose profession is to lead davening.

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