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When there is a Zimmun, what is supposed to happen is the leader recites the entire Bentching aloud on the group's behalf and everyone else listens with the intent to fulfill their obligation and replies Amen at the relevant places. If one is unsure of his ability to pay attention to the leader the whole time (this is common), he should recite in an ...


The only source that I could find is Likutei Maharich volume2 - page 82 where he mentions that our Minhag is that all those who hear Havdalla say Layehudim out loud. He does not give a reason for this Minhag.


See the following explanation of the Abarbenel who unites the explanation of the Talmud with the explanation of the Midrash and resolves your question. He explains that "baruch shem..." refers to a deeper understanding of the unity of God. This is why it is reserved for angels and Moshe did not want to say it in the Torah. However, Yaackov, speaking ...


Maimonides's commentary on Avos explains that when someone has a lot of words he will sin, after all, as it's impossible that among his words won't be one word that's inappropriate to say. He goes on to list five categories of speech: mitzva speech (like Torah study), forbidden speech (like false testimony), inappropriate but not outright forbidden ...


The Rama in Orach Chaim siman 132 seif 1 says that in Uvah LeTzion (kedusha de'sidra) the parts of the kedusha that are translated into Aramaic should not be said aloud. The Mishnah Berurah sk4 says that the Aramaic should be said as an individual since "everything that is in Aramaic should not be said berabim" The perush Matok MiDvash explains the reason ...


The Chabad minhag is to specifically say this prayer quietly. I know for sure sources mention saying it quietly during the Kabbolas Shabbos prayer, but have not seen any sources regarding conduct during other services. http://chabad-il.org/hit/hit212.htm#6 (in Hebrew) In the new print of Tehillas Hashem published by Kehos, this law is brought down.


The Maharal in Nesiv HaAvoda says that baruch shem kevod is an expression of pure spirituality. Therefore to say it would be inappropriate because we are physical, having a body. To not say it would be painful to the spiritual side of us, the soul. Therefore, we whisper it. Yaakov, who was talking for himself and was completely holy, was able to say it. ...

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