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Read my (draft) article on the topic here, I quote extensively the opinions of those who had issues with this custom, including Ashkenazim. It seems that this opposition to the custom is not limited to Sepharadim. In fact, the Responsa mentioned in another post here from R' Yosef Messas lists many other sources too. The paper was originally based on that ...


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The modeh ani prayer is not mentioned in the Talmud or the Rambam. It is first mentioned (as far as I can tell) in the Seder Hayom of Rabbi Moshe ben Machir who I believe was Sephardic himself. It is present in the siddur of Rabbi Eliyahu Benamozegh (Sephardic rabbi who lived in Italy in the 19th century). It is referenced by Rabbi Sassi Kohen (20th ...


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It's a very good question. If the Igeret of Sherira Gaon is considered, it states clearly that there was no disagreement in regard to halacha originally. That only happened later and as a consequence of a lack of learning. Part of the redemption and Moshiach's job is to "repair the breaches" within the Torah. Mishnah Torah, Hilchot Melachim 11:1, 11:4 But ...


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The siddur with same name is used by Jews in Serbia, Sefardi mostly. Today we have new edition but it is based on Serbian edition from the beginning of 20th century.


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They start after Rosh chodesh. Source: http://www.sephardichazzanut.com/Selichot.htm Starting after Rosh Hodesh Elul, Sephardic Jews around the world wake up in the early morning to recite the Selichot which consist of special prayers and poems.



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