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Says in hilchos teffilin, to say pasuk vani berov chasdecha... While kissing mezuza When entering shul, So ma tovu includes that verse.
Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim 151:1, discusses what one should do who needs to enter a synagogue not for prayer or similar purposes. It (and Mishna B'rura and Aruch Hashulchan there) do not say to say "Ma tovu". Aruch Hashulchan 46:16 seems, a little more explicitly than the Mishna B'rura you cite, to restrict "Ma tovu" to shacharis: The language of ...
I heard once from Rabbi Yisroel Miller that the reason for this is to instill fear in the tzibur during davening.
All the shules under Rav Teitz in Elizabeth, New Jersey have said all Yotzros for over seventy years
Tosefta Megila 3:14 says that the elders would sit facing the congregation. As per DoubleAA's comment this is codified in Orach Chaim 150:5. The question is really on the Rabbis that do not do so. Kav Chaim 1 says the reason the front row faces the congregation is since the Bima is in the center of the Synagogue and that is where the Torah is read, that ...
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