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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 204:4 records a custom to lead the prayers during the time when a mourner is saying Kaddish. This is the "obligation" you are hearing about. In terms of which ones trump others, the rules in practice are to follow the same rules as with Kaddish itself (see here and here). In larger communities you will see people try to make a second ...


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There are plenty of references. I will bring but a few: In the Gemara (Yerushalmi, 3, 8) we find that this day has special power. There Rabi Yehoshua ben Levi says Amalek would practice sourcery ... not easily would someone fall on his birthday ... what did Moses do? he suffled the fortunes... (and many Mefarshim provide insight on that Gemara, amongst ...


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I don't see how it could be the first meaning. It doesn't say that he must only move his lips but שיוציא - emit it with them. Also, there would be no need to mention לאזנו if he made no sound at all (just השמיע would suffice). The sense is a sound that is emitted by his mouth but inaudible to his ears.


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Artscroll (Hebrew siddur) brings a Daas Torah in Orach Chaim siman 56 quoting a Kol Bo siman 7 who writes "when the Chazzan says Barchu he bows (כורע) and straightens up by the name of Hashem. And such is common practice."


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Kitzur S.A. Yalkut Yosef 57:8 says that the Chazan should bow "a bit" with the word Barchu and stand up at Hashem's name. The Kehot annotated siddur says to remain bowed the entire Barchu and then bow again at Baruch and stand up at Hashem's name.


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Nusach Sfard, Eidot Hamizrach, and also the Israeli Nusach Ashkenaz include a second barchu both at Shacharit and Maariv. In Nusach Sfard (and Eidot Hamizrach), it is said after the kaddish right before Aleinu. In Nusach Ashkenaz it is said at the very end of davening, after the final kaddish. Source: i've gone to shuls of all 3 nuschaot. As for why no ...


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Rashi to Shabbos 24a s.v. ואמר מעין המורע בעבודה says that Ya'aleh Veyavo is to request mercy on Israel and Jerusalem to return the Temple service to its place and be able to do the sacrifices of the day. (I suppose you could try to push back a bit on if that is Rashi's exact intent, but that is how Encyclopedia Talmudis understands it in the entry of ...


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There's online zmanim for flight From MyZmanim.com https://www.myzmanim.com/airdemo.aspx


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HaRav Yosef Hayim of Baghdad writes in his Ben Ish Ha'i (Parashat Re'eh, Note 17): יש נוהגין לעשות בכל שנה את יום הלידה ליו"ט וסימן יפה הוא וכן נוהגים בביתנו There are those who have the custom to make their day of birth into a "Yom Tov", and it is a good sign, and such is the custom in our home Note 17 continues with the nusahh he would say upon ...


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The basic structure of Shemona Esrei is the first three blessings, the middle blessings and the last three blessings. All Amidas on every day of the year have that structure, but on Shabbos and Holidays there is (generally) one blessing in the middle. The first three are about recounting the praises of Hashem. The middle is about requests for personal ...


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I read that the first 6 requests are all for individuals (meaning, even though they are requested in plural and on behalf of everyone, they are for individualistic needs) whereas the following requests are all communal (end of evil, redemption, re-institution of monarchy, etc.)


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Alex described here how Kaddish used to have an insert for prayers for the leaders of the community. Shlomo Tal theorizes here that Yukum Purkan is an extraction from such inserts, but be that as it may, he quotes some interesting versions that put such prayers either before or after the "in your lifetime ..." Note, this would put the comma after "May He ...


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The Gemara in Megillah 17b lays out the reasons for the order of the middle blessings. Some are based on verses, some on number associations, and some on proximity to other blessings. A summary: The blessing for understanding is after the blessing of G-d's sanctity based on the verse והקדישו את קדוש יעקב ואת אלהי ישראל יעריצו (sanctity) being ...


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I don't think so. I was studying in Israel when I found myself in that situation and asked one of the rabbis (don't remember which) then present at the Shalom Hartman Institute, who advised me to pray my own words from my heart. (I did, and made it home in time without adding to my pet's suffering.) I modeled what I said loosely on the various conclusions ...


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Not that I'm aware of. But Jewish law traditionally has a high value on concern for animals' pain. So perhaps something like: Almighty God, Whose mercy is on all His creatures; You commanded us not to stand idly by when a donkey is suffering from a crushing burden, and thus it's heartbreaking for us to see our pet suffer like this. We beseech You to ease ...


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The gemara, ketubot 12, forbids it after eating dates, because they make you very happy and that kind of distracts you. so it's very clear that the same applies to drugs. I must add that the gemara speaks only about saying halachot, not praying.



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