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I found this: משנה. מי שהיה עבד או אשה או קטן מקרין אותו – עונה אחריהן מה שהן אומרין, ותבא לו מאירה. אם היה גדול מקרא אותו – עונה אחריו הללויה, מקום שנהגו לכפול – יכפול, לפשוט – יפשוט, לברך – יברך, הכל כמנהג המדינה. One who has a slave, a woman, or a minor read [the Hallel] to him, he must repeat after them what they say, and a curse be ...


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I found in Siddur Kol Tefilos Hashana - Philadelphia 1905 - that it is called Shir Hakavod since it speaks about the honor of the creator - Hashem.


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The same people that went to shul at night on Shabbos went at night on Yom Tov. There are various reasons why there was no takana to say birchas me'ein sheva on Yom Tov. According to the Tur/Shulchan Orach in O'Ch 487, we don't say me'ein sheva on Pesach because it is Leil Shimurim, a protected night, so we don't need to worry about the dangers in siman ...


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I had a similar question recently as we had a brit milah in shul and the grandfather distributed a prayer for personal requests to be said at the time of the brit. I was surprised this was allowed and looked it up afterwards. Turns out, in a nutshell, that, beyond the traditional nusach, requests for spiritual matters are allowed while requests for material ...


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The Rambam writes in Hilchos Tefillah Chapter 8, Halacha 4, "How do we perform Tefilla B’Tzibbur, Public Prayer? One person Davens out loud and everyone else listens." This teaches that Tefilla B’Tzibbur is only possible through the Shaliach Tzibbur. We can understand from here that the Shaliach Tzibbur is not just “leading the Davening”. Rather, he is ...


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In my experience this is not as true of chassidik schools and shuls. The historical reason for this is because jewish life took a very scholastic turn. A learner was good everything else was second class. Davening has nothing to do with learning but with connecting to Hashem. A simple unlearned person is capable of davening with kavanah (will/drive). Why ...


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There simply isn't enough time for everything in yeshivos, since today gemora study is considered the top priority. However, as you say, learning the meaning/ intentions of the prayers is very important and a person (men and women) should make time for this - just like they should make time for mussar, halacha, and other subjects. By the way, my daughters ...


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Prayer is not studied by yeshivot because it is construed this would ruin their kavannah while praying. I.e. since quintessentially Jewish prayer has to be unselfconcious and studying words imposes concious attention to transalation and grammar it would chill the prayer itself were it to be studied. It would be akin to the following conversation. Kid. ...


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The source of all poskim at regard of this subject is in Rashba. Shut Harashba (I, 755). See bellow a copy of this text, with explanations and notes are given in brackets. He were asked again. Regarding our following custom: We must be careful not to touch soiled places (paraphrasing of Gemara Brachot 24b) at prayer time and at mealtime. What areas are ...


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The accepted practice in chabad is not to add tefilos during davening that were not included in the siddur by the Alter Rebbe. That being said without knowing more about the specific prayer there wouldn't be a reason necessary that one could not recite it after davening.


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specifically the shulchan aruch refers to hair which is under your yarmulke b/c it would normally be covered. One of the reasons we wash our hands first thing in the morning is our hands could have been moving around while we were sleeping and touched a part of our body normally covered. See my answer here which specifically references the shulchan aruch ...


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R Eliezer Melamed writes here regarding dirt (early 3, end of 4, beginning of 5) This should also be apparent in his dress; one’s clothes should be respectable, fitting for one who stands before the King. If one is wearing disgraceful clothes, normally not worn on the street, such as dirty work clothes or shorts which he put on to work in his ...


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I am currently working on a recording of Shacharis according to Nusach Arizal (Chabad). You inspired me. It should be on Youtube sometime and I'll give a link here when it's done. :)


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This is a recording of all of weekday shaharit being read word-by-word by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson: http://vimeo.com/18771198


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Hi rey and sorry about your blind relative. It must be hard to be unable to see. I suggest that you might look at www.770live.com. They have a live recording (I think?) 24/7 of the inside of the 770 Chabad shul and you can listen to their Shacharis there if you log on early enough in the morning (it shouldn't be too early.) Keep in mind that the people who ...



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