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The Gra writes (Shenot Eliyahu to Brachot 1:1) that you have to read Shema yourself and you cannot fulfill your obligation by listening to another. (This is not universally agreed to, but see the next point.) As for the blessings, the whole point of having a Chazzan starting from (just before) Barchu is for him to recite the blessings of Keriat Shema out ...


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Shulchan Oruch Orach Chayyim 30 (2) MB [3, 4] forbids wearing Tefillin at nighttime. MB explains that this is a Rabbinic prohibition in case he would fall asleep wearing them and emit wind from below. The source seems to be the gemoro in Shabbos 49a about half-way down. The link here will show you where to access the gemoro text to paste in. א"ר ינאי ...


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A practice appeared which was to touch the Tzitzis when saying והיה לכם לציצית וראיתם אותו. This is mentioned in the Tur Orach Chaim at the end of siman 61. Previously, in siman 24, he mentioned a Bal Haitur that explained the practice of people to gather together the strings and put them on their eyes, and rationalized, perhaps they do this because of ...


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All texts and links below from this extensive article: It is first mentioned in the Siddur of Rashi - albeit in a slightly different version: מימיני מיכאל משמאלי גבריאל, מאחורי אוריאל, מלפני רפאל ושכינת אל על ראשי. R' Pinchas Eliyahu of Vilna writes in Sefer Habris that ואתה בן אדם שים פניך לדבר הזה מן היום הזה ומעלה שתרגיל את עצמך בכל עת ובכל ...


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The Dirshu Mishna Berura (סי' סא, note 5 in the first edition [=not the "expanded" edition]) cites שו"ת דברי יציב (Likutim סי' י"ב) that it's "obvious" (פשוט) that one who wears glasses can fulfill this halacha by covering his glasses with his hands, directly, as there is no issue of חציצה (IOW; there is no issue if something comes between one's hand and ...



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