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Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach is quoted in Halichos Shlomo (page 98 note 20) saying that the minhag for the mispallelim to raise ones voice when saying "V'sein Tal Umatar Lebracha" and other similar additions (including Yaaleh Veyavo) in the middle of the Amidah in order to remind others is incorrect as it is disrepectful to G-d, as it is improper to act that ...


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Rashi, Deuteronomy 4:23: ואתחנן. אין חנון בכל מקום אלא לשון מתנת חנם, אע"פ שיש להם לצדיקים לתלות במעשיהם הטובים, אין מבקשים מאת המקום אלא מתנת חנם Even though righteous people can ask for favors based on their good deeds, they ask only for free gifts. In addition, in Brachot 32b, Rabbi Chiya bar Aba says in the name of Rabbi Yochanan that whoever ...


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Rabbi J Sacks in the Koren Siddur refers to the gemoro Shabbos 119a where Rabbi Chanino stood on the eve of Shabbos and said, “Come let us go and welcome the Shabbos Queen” etc. The mystics in Safed in the late sixteenth century developed the idea of saying extra psalms to welcome the Shabbos. Rabbi Shlomo Alkabets compose the song, “Lecho Dodi”. This ...


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Yes, the Chazzan must say that line out loud. In fact, as part of his job as Chazzan, he should really recite all the blessings surrounding the recitation of Shema, in the morning and the evening, aloud in order to fulfill anyone's obligation. However, R Yosef Eliyahu Henkin writes that at the very least he must recite the closing of each blessing, a small ...


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The chart is taken from Kuntrus Dinei Hefsek BeTfilla from Harav Yosef Yitzchak Eidelman. The chart itself is on page 8: http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=30485&pgnum=8


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This is an interesting question: The problem is with feces Feces of chickens you explain what is in contact and from what the smell comes. You say that shoes are in contact with feces but was washed, and the smell partially disappear. Are feces of chicken considered as a problem according to the Halacha? Yes and no! See Gemara Brachot 25a: לא ...


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The Shulchan Oruch in 61 (1) says יִקְרָא קְרִיאַת שְׁמַע בְּכַוָּנָה, בְּאֵימָה וּבְיִרְאָה, בְּרֶתֶת וָזִיעַ. The Mishnah Berurah in 61 [3] comments: ג) באימה ויראה - ונראה דאימה ויראה זו היא באופן זה שיכוין בשעה שהוא קורא את שמע לקבל עליו עול מ"ש להיות נהרג על קידוש השם המיוחד דזהו בכל נפשך אפילו נוטל את נפשך ועל זה אמר הכתוב כי עליך ...


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OU Israel publishes Torah Tidbits, "the largest weekly English-language Torah publication in Israel." This tti tidbits edition says Something that really shouldn't be done - anytime - is to say things out loud in the middle of one's silent Amida. Many people think they are being helpful by saying Morid HaTal or Yaaleh V'Yavo or Al HaNisim or ...


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That phrase is the start of one long b'racha ending Baruch Ata Hashem, Yotzer Ham'orot, and not a b'racha of its own. Therefore you should not say "Amen" at that point (after Et Ha Kol) but only at the end of the b'racha itself. Look at the Mishnah B'rachot, chapter 2 where it refers to "breaks" in these prayers. http://www.emishnah.com/PDFs/Berakhot02.pdf ...


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After the communal Torah reading on sabbath mornings, most Ashkenazic congregations recite this prayer: He who blessed our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, should bless this entire holy congregation, along with all other holy congregations, them, their wives, children, and all that is their. Those who designate synagogues for prayer; those who pray in ...


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It is a current practice, see this text from Selichot "Merciful, remember for us the alliance/ praying/ jealousy/ merit of..." in Aramean. Or as cited by Shalom, see this Selicha ("Answer us, G-d of/.../by merit of/ answer us!"): עֲנֵנוּ אֶלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם עֲנֵנו:‏ עֲנֵנוּ וּפַחַד יִצְחָק עֲנֵנוּ:‏ עֲנֵנוּ אֲבִיר יַעֲקֹב עֲנֵנוּ:‏ ...


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I assume that you know that it is allowed to bless in any language and you ask for the meaning of each one of the criteria. You ask for blessing pattern. 1. for need to say Ata, 2. to say Name, 3. and to say Kingdom. In Gemara and poskim, we see that the precise words are not the point. We can find 3 rules in Talmud: (1) To change a blessing from the ...


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In the "Siddur Vilna" immediately preceding Mincha they print what's entitled "Prayer Before Doing Business". It's not clear where this prayer comes from, but I'm not sure how much that matters (רחמנא ליבא בעי).


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The answer of @Mefaresh is true and good. I just want to show the inner side of this Halacha. SA OC 236, 2 אין לספר בין גאולה דערבית לתפלה ואף הנוהגין לומר שמונה עשרה פסוקים ויראו עינינו אין להפסיק בין יראו עינינו לתפלה ומיהו מה שמכריז שליח ציבור ראש חדש בין קדיש לתפלת ערבית לא הוי הפסק כיון שהוא צורך התפלה וכן יכול לומר ברכו להוציא מי שלא שמע ולא הוי ...


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There is no issue with doing a mitzvah with the hope that the mitzvah will give you some benefit or be a merit for some other supplication. On the contrary it is seen as a righteous deed. This idea is found in the Gemara Pesachim (8a) regarding one who gives charity in order for one's child to be healed from sickness and other requests: האומר סלע זו ...


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The שולחן ערוך seems to contradict himself in this area. In או''ח סימן נה סעיף ו he says that it is ok to say קדיש whilst someone there is sleeping or saying שמונה עשרה and there are only 10 people in the room including that person. However, in סימן קכד סעיף ד he says that if there aren't 9 people responding to חזרת הש''ץ, it is almost a ברכה לבטלה. I am ...


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The יעב"ץ writes in his siddur (by aleinu) that מושב יקרו is a reference to the כסא הכבוד of יחזקאל א' כ"ו. Here is what the מלבי"ם says there: שראה דמות כסא המיוחד אל המלך לשבת עליו לשפוט מישרים ולהנהיג הנהגת מלכותו, כי משם תצא הנהגת מלכו של עולם ומשפטיו And here is the מלבי"ם on תהלים ס"ח ל"ה on the words ועזו בשחקים: ועזו בשחקים", הנהגת ה' ע"ש ...


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There are many differences between Nusach Ashkenaz, the traditional German and Lithuanian nusach, and Nusach Sefard, the Chassidishe nusach. One way they are different is in the way the prayers are ordered. I've included the order of Pesukei D'zimrah for weekdays for both nusachim: נוסח אשכנז פסוקי דזמרה לחול תהילים ל, קדיש יתום, הריני מזמן...בשם כל ישראל, ...


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You may encounter opinions that recommend not doing that, based on kabbalistic sources: Pri Etz Hayyim - Sha'ar Ha-Amidah - Chapter 2 אין להתפלל תפלה שבלחש בקול רם, כי בלחש אנו מעמידין יעקב ורחל בנ"ה דז"א, ובחזרה אנו רוצין להעלותה יותר למעלה עד חו"ג, יעקב בחסד ורחל בגבורה. ודע, כי בהיותן בנצח הוד, ששם אחיזת הקליפות, לכן צריך התפלה בלחש, שלא ...



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