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Regarding the 1st bracha, Chonen Hada'at, see answers to this question. The focus and title of the question is different, but I think the answers, there, address your question. If not, please inform me. Regarding the 2nd bracha "Selach Lanu", Excerpting some ideas from this article: Nusach Eretz Yisra'el does not have the word "Chanun" at the ending. This ...


This is historically the most everchanging b'racha. The wording has been changed to either suit the moods or ideas of the times, or even censored because it sparked outrage from their gentile neighbors. We find versions of this b'racha in the Cairo Genizah with the following phrasing: Let there be no hope for apostates ["meshumaddim"], and speedily ...


For what it's worth, it seems that those who daven Mincha late on Erev Shabbos don't strike the chest when saying Slach Lanu. This is printed in the Bobover Siddur, Siddur Harav.


On Rosh Hashana, we recite Avinu Malekenu. However, some authorities maintain that one should omit the verse chatanu l'fanecha because it is like a viduy. The majority of the poskim hold that one may recite the verse as it is meant as a supplication, not a confession. However, they caution that one should not strike his chest as usual, lest it seem like a ...


The כף החיים explains this as follows: Birkat Kohanim when recited by the priests is a blessing of the priests to the the congregation; thus, the appropriate response, as it is with all blessings, is אמן. However, when recited by the chazzan, there is a difference of opinion on how the Birkat Kohanim should be viewed. Some still see it as a ברכה, and ...


No. Source: see bottom of the page of the image attached. On Shabbos we don't say tachanun http://i.stack.imgur.com/pCDCz.jpg Edit: This is Siddur Tehillat Hashem

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