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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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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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Chabad.org gives the normative view of kaddish (my emphasis) While Kaddish is commonly known as the "mourners prayer," a reading of the text reveals that it is not about death or mourning, but the public proclamation of G-d's greatness. By rising from the depths of anguish and loss to offer praise to G-d, we transform the event of death into an ...


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One may not interrupt the amida to recite kaddish if one is in the middle of the amida. Rather, one should pause and silently (and attentively) listen to the person who is reciting the kaddish and fulfill his obligation thereby (Shulchan Aruch OC 104:7). After the word yisbarach (after amein y'hei sh'meih rabba), one should continue with his amida and not ...


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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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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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Rabbi Shmuel Yitzchak Gelbard says this is mentioned some earlier Siddurim such as פראג רע"ט ורע"ו;הנאו שע"ו ועוד. He says it is unclear who established this Minhag, however Sidur R' Shabsi in the Hakdama mentions based on the Tur 56 which mentions that we say V'Ata Yigdal Na since it is similar to Yisgadal therefore we say a Pasuk that is similar to what ...


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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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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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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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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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If one's parents give permission for one to do so, then one may. For example, I was asked by my mother to say kaddish for an aunt who died without any children. However, if the parents object, then it is a matter of Kibud Av Ve'Aim (honoring one's parents) because they could regard it as expressing a wish that for them to die. As seen in the sources, it is a ...


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In an analogous case (where three scrolls are used, one for the first six aliyos, another for the seventh, then kadish, then the third scroll for maftir), the Shaare Efrayim (10:12) says one "need not" ("א״צ") put the first scroll near the second and third when saying kadish. He sort-of implies that the same is true in your case of chol hamoed Pesach (since ...


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I have been to many (Nusach Ashkenaz) siyums, and have never heard the person say "VaYitzmach..." The siyums that I have been to include by alumnus of YU, Chofetz Chayim, and Lakewood. All are predominantly Nusach Ashkenaz. I wonder if it is because you are in Eretz Yisrael where Nusach Sefarad is common that you have seen this written. The Koren Talmud ...


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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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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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The new Oz Vehadar gemorahs put these words in brackets.


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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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