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Sefer Seder Hayom from Rabbi Moshe Ben Machir.First edition (Venezzia) in year שנ"ט" (1599)". See here At the begining of the Sefer: ובקומו מיד מודה אני מלפניך מלך חי וקים שהחזרת בי נשמתי בחמלה רבה אמונתך. ואין צריך לזה נטילת ידיים כי אפילו יהיו דיו מטונפות אין חשש כיון שאינו מזכיר לא שם ולא כינוי. When he wake up right away "mode ani..." No ...
The Wikipedia article on Aveirah Lishmo contains the statement of the Rashba”tz, that even a sinner have in mind “leshem shomayim” and brings the example of the thief who prays that Hashem should give him success in his breaking-in to the house and the oath that Saul took in the name of Hashem when he enquired of the familiar spirit in Ein Dor and another ...
In terms of whether you should bow at זה אל זה, that has been dealt with in another post and is dependent on your מנהג but it is by no means obligatory. About going up on your toes at קדוש x 3, ברוך and ימלוך, the רמ''א quotes (in אורח חיים סימן קכה סעיף ב) from earlier sources to lift oneself from the ground at these points in קדושה so an אשכנזי should ...
As long as it is for something that did not happen yet, you can pray for it. So for example if one hears about some disaster that killed people, he should not pray saying "let it not be such and such a person that was killed" for that already happened (Mishna Berachot, see there for examples of what to pray for). Other than that, "Open your mouth wide and I ...
In reckoning the correspondences of a word, it is traditional in gematria to consider also words having a total one less and one more than that of the number in question. This practice is stated as: "it is permissible to add or subtract an Aleph". An examination of the entries for consecutive numbers in this dictionary will show that some words duplicate ...
The Mishnah Berurah in O"C 5 s"k 3 says the minimum requirement for the Tetragrammaton is "master of all" except for the first verse of Shema where one also needs to have in mind "Who was, is and will be".
There may be other practices out there, and it's confusing to learn the responses of another nusach, but Rav Moshe Feinstein's position was that anything communal and out-loud -- including the kedusha response -- should follow the kehilla's nusach.
The Shomrei Emunim Rebbe in his sefer Taharos Hakodesh says that it was revealed to Rav Nachman from Heaven that the 10 psalms are for rectifying involuntary nocturnal emissions. Which kinds of sounds like it excludes other possibilities.
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