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It's something like that, based on my observations of my local Reform and Conservative communities. What I notice in particular with the Conservative daily minyan is that there are some regulars, some people who just come to say kaddish, and some people who initially came to say kaddish (for a month or for a year; I don't mean one day) and then stuck around. ...


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The general rule is that letters "בגד כפת" do have a dagesh when they appear in the beginning of a word, unless the word follows a word that ends with one of the vowels (אהוי), and there's a contextual connection between the two words (for example, "אחרי כן"). So here, by saying "כרעותיה" without a dagesh, you are actually saying that the two words "ברא ...


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I wholly agree with Monica's excellent answer, but I would like to point out another phenomenon. Many non-Orthodox Jews go through a portion of their adult lives without giving much thought to religious practice. A traumatic event like the death of a parent can cause them to re-evaluate their lives. They may see the end of the long chain of familial ...


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The Shulchan Aruch says that one should not answer to kaddish or kedusha in the middle of amidah. He says that one should stop praying, listen and lechaven and that will be as though one answered. In Pninei Halacha Rabbi Eliezer Melamed brings sources that some say that doing so would constitute a hefsek. His conclusion is that one should wait and listen, ...


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Explicit Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in 15:4 - סימן טו - דיני קדיש וברכו וצרוף עשרה ואם יצאו מקצתן ודין השליח צבור צְרִיכִין שֶׁיִּהְיוּ כָּל הָעֲשָׂרָה בְּמָקוֹם אֶחָד, וְהַשְּׁלִיחַ צִבּוּר עִמָּהֶם, אֲבָל אִם מִקְּצָתָם בְּחֶדֶר זֶה וּמִקְּצָתָם בְּחֶדֶר אַחֵר, אֵינָם מִצְטָרְפִין, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁהַפֶּתַח פָּתוּחַ בֵּינֵיהֶם, וַאֲפִלּוּ אִם הָרֹב הֵמָּה ...


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See here Citing from סדר טרוייש סימו ב: After I explained that Tiskabel closes out Shemona Esrei, you now understand why the Kaddish recited by a child does not contain the line of Tiskabel and neither does the Kaddish that follows the recital of Megilos Shir Ha’AShirim, Rus, Koheles and why it is not included after reciting Tzidduk Ha’Din at a ...


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The minimum requirement for kaddish is to say it once at any one of the three minyonim. If a person cannot attend any of the three minyonim on a particular day, he cannot "make it up" on a different day. Chabad.org (shown below) recommends that one learn or give tzedakah or emphasize a mitzvah in honor of the deceased parent. This can help in the event that ...


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What Monica said in her answer is completely true. I would like to suggest another possible reason for this phenomenon. The reason is practicality. Orthodox Jews tend to live in clusters. Due to the diversity of "streams" of Orthodox Judaism (each one wanting to have their own shtieble), there are often clusters of many Orthodox synagogues within a small ...


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You pause and listen at "Y'he sh'meh…" [and otherwise continue]. Mishna B'rura 104:26.


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As far as the main question is concerned, the Ramban in his debate with Pablo Christiani states (in the beginning of the section entitled "על האגדות") that the corpus of the Torah can be divided into three sections: The Bible, in which we all have complete faith The explanation of the mitzvos in the Talmud, which we also fully accept The midrashim, or ...


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The sefer “Tefilloh Kehilchoso” says that in your case, the first chazan takes his three steps backwards after the end of the repetition. He quotes as his source the next Mishna B'rura to the one you quoted ie (:19) and says that this is also brought in the Kaf Hachaim. It seems to me that the Mishna B'rura does not state the halocho explicitly but the Kaf ...


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The Talmud has it's basis in oral tradition, but in general it is not a direct transmission from previous generations. Here is what the Aruch HaShulchan wrote about the Talmud. It is found in his introduction, printed in the beginning of Choshen Mishpat, s.v. Vizehu HaMishna. 'Rabi Yehuda Hanasi had compiled all the laws with his colleagues into a short ...


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The Rambam, in his introduction to the Mishna (and Oral Law in general) explains that the definitions of the Mitzvos were passed down from Moshe Rabbeinu, and there are no arguments on these. In this category is our interpretation of the פרי עץ הדר as the Esrog, that Shechita means the slaughter as we know it, that מלאכה on Shabbos means the 39 tasks, and ...


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In case this satisfies you, the Magid Meisharim discusses this in his own way. The Beis Yosef quotes the Shiblei Haleket that since the ten prasises in Kaddish correspond to the ten commandments we separate the first two from the rest just as at mount Sinai the first two were separate, since we heard them straight from God: ומפני מה הפסיקו בין "יתגדל ...


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Excerpt from this beurei hatefilah article: Summarizing the concept, Talmud Brachot (3a) states that G-d is saddened when he realizes that He has exiled his children from his house. The following is excerpted from the end of the article (English translation section): When the congregation then comforts G-d because of G-d’s sadness the language ...


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The Kaddish d'Rabannan is one of the seven kaddishes that are obligatory like is found in Shulchan Aruch HaRav, Orach Chaim, 55:1. http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=25072&st=&pgnum=224 The particular text of Kaddish d'Rabbanan is said in response to the public recitation of a part of the oral Torah. Based on Sotah 49a, since the destruction ...


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In the respective inside back covers of the popular sidurim תפלת כל פה (where the chart is in Hebrew) and תהלת ה׳ (where it's in English and according to Chabad-Lubavitch practice). ArtScroll sidurim have the same info on the pages of "Baruch sheamar" and "Yishtabach", but not in chart form.


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In your quote of the Mishnah Berurah, he says that one should pause after "כרעותיה", since everything up to then constitutes one request, starting from "יתגדל". Then, we begin a new request, starting with "וימליך מלכותיה", etc. The issue with the dagesh discussed in your former question mentions the Gaon's opinion that one should pause slightly before "...


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May Multiple People Say Kaddish Simultaneously? goes through a long analysis of the subject but does not come to a conclusion as to when the minhag changed. He does point out that Rav Yaakov Emden suggested it and the Chasam Sofer rejected it. Rav Yaakov Ettinger rejected the suggestion fiercely as being akin to the reform. The article states that it is not ...


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The baal koreh or gabbai says it as it is to separate parts of the davening rather than for a yasom. The Kaddish Prayer Chatzi Kaddish - the Half Kaddish or Reader's Kaddish During the morning service (Shacharit) Chatzi Kaddish is recited by the prayer leader (usually the rabbi or cantor) after the P'Sukei D'Zimra section of the service, after ...


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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch chapter 15 laws of kaddish, barechu, requirements of a minyan, & laws for the tzibur paragraph 2 towards the end... "amain yehai shmai rabba etc is said along with word "yisbarach"." There is also a note at the bottom which says, "the Tur and the Rambam rule that the response should only be until olmaya. The shuchan aruch rules ...


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I think the answer is in your words, and that your assumption that "the smichut is not geulah based in mincha" is not accurate. It is true that the main and important smichut is in the morning prayers, but as the Shulchan Aruch says (92, 2): לא יעמוד להתפלל אלא באימה והכנעה לא מתוך שחוק וקלות ראש ודברים בטלים ולא מתוך כעס אלא מתוך שמחה כגון דברי תנחומין ...


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Since the shaliach tzibor is the representative of the group, he should do whatever is the custom of that shul. If the Rav is present, he is presumed to be the authoritative source of the will of the group. There are some shuls where the Rav has decided that, since some will not come if there is any delay (since their arrival time at work would thus be ...


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I can't say for certain for kaddish, but for sure for brachos the mishnah berurah quotes a machlokes and writes that one should not say amein if unsure the bracha.


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I heard from Rav Ben Haim that when ten study it is said. Additionally the Chacham is to say the Kaddish.



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