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Pesach Hadvir 268:7 - line 10 says that since Vayechulu is a Eidus that is well known, even ladies can be witnesses for this. On line 15 he says that a man and lady can say it together. Kaf Hachaim 268:36 mentions this source.
Rav Yosef Ber Soloveitchik (hereafter, “the Rav”) would sit for Ashrei, as implied by the Rambam מהל' תפילה פ"ט ה"ח. The Rav explained that by sitting together the group establishes itself as a congregation. -"השראה לה': תפילת לליל שבת לפי נוסח הגרי"ד סולובייצ'יק" - Edited and commentary by Micha Berger , page 1 fn. 1 (alt. link ...
You should have a bigger, nicer meal. (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 419) Add hallel in davening and ya'aleh v'yavoh in Shmoneh Esrei and bentching. (SA OC 422 and 424) Some women have the custom of not doing melacha. (SA OC 417) Other than that, not really.
Some say the reason is for parnoso and lihavdil as @Loewian sais above Some people say (by foot note 14 מנהג לשים כף כסף בפתח חדר הייחוד של חתן וכלה, ואמר לי כך: אחד הדרכים שהאישה מתקדשת בהם הוא קידושי כסף, ובדרך זו נוהגים למעשה לקדש את האישה. אמנם לפועל הקידושין נעשים בהרבה קהילות על ידי טבעת זהב שהיא שווה כסף אך איננה כסף ממש. ומאחר וכסף מסמל על ...
Stripes on Tallis states that the Pri Megadim stated that the custom was to use blue in his tim (mid to late 1700's). Apparently both customs were extant long before. I saw an article that Yigal Yadin found stripes on taleisim (like today) at Matzada but I lost the reference and do not recall if he mentioned the colors. Peri Megadim (Eshel Avraham 9:6) ...
The Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue (Cong. Shearith Israel) omits "tahanunim" and recites special psalms. The current rabbi is Meir Soloveichik. Source.
Rav Shlomo Aviner at kipa.co.il rejects a connection between the memorial lights in shul and the נר של מתים mentioned in ברכות נג א and the נר יהא דלוק במקומו mentioned by רבי יהודה הנשיא in כתובות קג. Extract of the Hebrew Text below: He says that the Rishonim (= leading rabbis who were deciders of Jewish law and lived between 1050 and 1500) wrote in ...
The main difference between the two is size. The Rashab Tallis is significantly wider. Ben's Tallit shop says it is the widest that he sells ("even wider than a size 90 Yemenite Tallit"). It is therefore significantly more expensive because it has the extra material. It is a recent thing to have such variations marketed at all. There are slight variations ...
The Minhag of my family going back more than 100 years is indeed to use a Tallit. I don't know the source, but we come back from Shklov in Lita.
i asked Rav Avraham Osdoba he told me he does not see why not, so yes it is permitted
"A Prayer for the Government" by Rabbi Louis Ginzberg, 1927 אֱלֹהֵינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ קַבֵּל נָא בְּרַחַמִים אֶת־תְּפִלָּתֵֽנוּ בְּעַד אַרְצֵֽנוּ וּמֶמְשַׁלְתָּהּ. הָרֵק אֶת־בּרְכָתְךָ ע֚ל הָאָֽרֶץ הַזֺּאת עַל נְשִׂיאָהּ שׁוֹפְטֶֽיהָ שׁוֹטְרֶֽיהָ וּפְקִידֶֽהָ הָעוֹסְקִים בְצָרְכֵי צִבּוּר בֶּאֱמוּנָה. הוֹרֵם מֵחֻקֵּי תוֺרָתֶֽךָ הַבִינֵם ...
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