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Two stories explaining why the Alter Rebbe included V'shomru in his siddur: R' Avraham Chaim Na'ah, in his sefer Piskei Hasidur (paragraph 128), brings a story Chassidim would tell. Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev once asked the Alter Rebbe why his custom is not to say V'shomru, if it makes such a "יריד"‬ (usually translated as fair, or parade) in heaven. The ...


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From Lessons In Tanya, Iggeres Hateshuvah, ch. 7: There are two distinct states of Divine compassion, indicated by the terms “Merciful Father” and “Father of Mercy”. The former term (אב הרחמן) merely signifies that G‑d possesses the attribute, or middah, of mercy — and since middah means not only “attribute” but also “measure”, it refers to a ...


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Machzor Vitri - page 114 says we say the verse Orech Yamim twice in order to complete the name of Hashem that is produced by doing so. וכופלין אורך ימים כדי להשלים השם היוצא ממנו Tashbatz 258, Maharam says we say it twice this way it has the numerical value of Kohanim, since the Chashmonoim when they went to war said 7 times Vyehi Noam and twice Orech Yamim ...


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There is a book called שער הכולל that aims to explain the choices made in that version of the siddur. The author notes the following in regard to the phrase ובין איש לאשתו (chapter 1, paragraph 19): במשנה שלפנינו לא נמצאו התיבת הללו אבל בסדר היום ובשער השמים משל״ה מביאים הלשון הזה גם בתד״א פי״ג לענין אהרן הכהן מביא זה הלשון בין אדם לחבירו ובין איש ...


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Dayan Raskin, in his notes to the Rav's Siddur, explains that Raaya Meheimna speaks of 72 motions total (18 for נטילת לולב and 54 in Hallel), while Arizal says to do 72 in Hallel alone. So the compromise is to consider R.M. as talking about where you do נטילת לולב right before Hallel, and then its 18 wavings count along with the ones in Hallel; while Arizal ...


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The idea is that there should be four shakings in shul. If he said the bracha at home in the sukkah then that is seperate and doesn't count as one of the four. However, if he said the bracha in shul or in the sukkah in shul then that counts as one of the four and he only does three in Hallel (omitting the shaking during the repitition of Ana). I assume there ...


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The Koren Sacks Siddur is Nusach Sepharad, that is to say, the "Spanish-Portuguese" rite. Nusach Sefard is a variant similar to Ari which bears more similarity to Edot HaMizrach and Ashkenaz to Sepharad. The main differentiating point between Sepharad and Sefard is in Kabbalat Shabbat; in Sepharad, Bameh Madlikin is said, whereas in Sefard, and by extension ...


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The Siddur of the Alter Rebbe writes: "Minhag Sefarad: Any day on which Tachanun isn't said, Lamnatzeyach and Tefilla LeDovid aren't said either. For example, the whole month of Nissan, Peisach Sheini ... or any day on which their is a Bris in the Shul, or a Chosson for the [seven] days of partying" (emphasis mine). These aren't calendrical days.


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I'm not sure about Chabad, but Sepharadim either include all of the following or omit all of the following. They never say only some of them: Psalm 20 Psalm 86 Tachanun Two other parts of the service have the exact same conditions on when they are said as the above three parts, with the added factor that they are only said on certain days of the week. ...


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You can always retie the knots but the result won't be the same as Nusach Ashkenaz tefilin. Many years ago I purchased Nusach Ari tefilin, after being told that ktav Ari was accepted by both Ashkenazim (Litaim) and Hassidim. Once I learned hilchot tfilin in more depth I discovered that there were other important differences between Ari and Ashkenazi ...


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The extant manuscripts do not have that addition (see here footnote 8) however, there are many variations on this saying. It is apparently very common to have that addition in Edut HaMizrachi Nusachos, in addition to Nusach Sfard and Nusach Ari. The Arizal ascribes a specific Kabbalistic meaning to the two parts.


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A late answer, I know, but a different one (and, I must say that I still don't understand some of the claims made in the other answer so this one is as reasonable, but I can't find a source for it). The Birnbaum siddur Hasiddur Hashalem writes (page 310): ארך ימים is repeated so that the number of verses of this psalm reach a total of seventeen, the ...


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There may be a source for 2 different piel imperatives: In Mishlei 27:11- חֲכַם בְּנִי וְשַׂמַּח לִבִּי In Tehilim 86:4 - שַׂמֵּחַ נֶפֶשׁ עַבְדֶּךָ As far as the double-verb form, the only source I have seen is Yimiyahu 20:15 - אָרוּר הָאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר בִּשַּׂר אֶת-אָבִי לֵאמֹר יֻלַּד-לְךָ בֵּן זָכָר שַׂמֵּחַ שִׂמְּחָהוּ But since there seem to be 2 ...


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Chabad's Siddur Rabbeinu HaZaken has an explanation and comparison on a footnote in Sheva Berachot. The explanation seems to be related to the sephirot of the nikudot, which I know practically nothing about.


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According to Siddur Rabbeinu Hazakein, the Lubavitcher Rebbe would wait until after Kaddish was over, right before Shemoneh Esrei. However during the years תש״נ ־ תנש״א / 1990 - 1991 Kaddish would not start until after the Sefer Torah was already put back in the Aron, so yehalelu was said before kaddish. As regards actual practice, every Lubavitcher minyan ...


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This is a recording of all of weekday shaharit being read word-by-word by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson: http://vimeo.com/18771198


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Some in Chabad wear tefilin in Alter Rebbe ktav, others wear Ktav Ari. But there are multiple issues in tefilin beyond the ktav (script). For instance, as I documented here, the spacing between paragraphs is a difference some find significant. Also Chabad has a chumra/hiddur to use larger batim (40mm x 40mm at the top, e.g., see bottom of here, instead of ...


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The accepted practice in chabad is not to add tefilos during davening that were not included in the siddur by the Alter Rebbe. That being said without knowing more about the specific prayer there wouldn't be a reason necessary that one could not recite it after davening.


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I am currently working on a recording of Shacharis according to Nusach Arizal (Chabad). You inspired me. It should be on Youtube sometime and I'll give a link here when it's done. :)


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I suggest you ask Chabad. They may well have a recording, and if not, there may be someone willing to record it.


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I've always seen people saying it right after the end of kaddish, before taking the steps back for the Amidah.



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