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Regarding יישר כוח, i will be basing information off of the Hebrew Wikipedia article on the phrase. What is the origin of these expressions? יישר כוח comes from a line in Shabbos 87a: שנאמר (שמות לד, א) אשר שברת ואמר ר"ל יישר כחך ששיברת חזק וברוך (some also say חזק ואמץ) seems to be based on the Gemara in Brachos 32b that says that four people ...


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You may need to get a better sense of the evolvement of what we currently call "Tachanun" and what Nefilat Apai'im refers to, as they are not the same thing. I'm excerpting various ideas from several articles that were compiled into a single Beurei Hatefilah newsletter. Since this is in PDF. I may have trouble copying and pasting some sections, so I'll ...


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The ArtScroll RCA siddur (Kol Yaakov) is more clear about it (page 132), specifically saying to keep your head down until יבשו רגע (the end of that paragraph). The ArtScroll Chinuch siddur (Chaim Shlomo) also has the "text on this page" instruction, but there, only the ויאמר דוד paragraph is there. [Yes, i know it's actually a sentence and a paragraph. I ...


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My Kinos Hameforash notes that indeed this one belongs after the following one. Since Az Bahaloch has the phrase שואג היה ירמיהו הנביא. על מכפלה נוהם כלביא. תנו קול בבכי אבות הצבי. תעו בניכם והרי הם בשבי. Yirmiyahu Hanavi yelled/ Like a lion he roared/ Raise your voices and cry, fathers of the Jews/ Your children veered and are now in ...


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Incorporating some ideas that were mentioned in @IsaacMoses's and @DoubleAA's good answers, this question was asked of R' Ephraim Greenblatt and he printed the answer, YES, in a collection of short piskei halacha (legal decisions) called Riv'vos V'yovalos. Paragraph 73 there says that although the P'ri M'gadim in Mishb'tzos Zahav (108:5) doesn't give a ...



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