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It is stated here in the name of Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, that pointing with the pinkie finger, is a symbolism for approaching Torah with humility and a sense of smallness, just like the pinkie which is the smallest of the fingers.


Beurei Hatefilah mentions two versions emanating from Siddur Rav Amram Ga'on , which includes an overall longer version than the version found in Art Scroll / Birnbaum Ashkenaz (Some siddurim include parts of Rav Amram's version esp. for Shabbat pre-Kohen aliyah.) You will notice that his version has mainly psukim and just the last, brief words of הכל הבו ...


Likutei Halevi - note #11 - in the name of Sefer Matamim is since there is a special Bracha of "Samcheinu" on Shabbos and Yom Tov by the Haftora where we request for the arrival of Mashiach there is no need to say ותגלה ותראה עלינו בזמן קרוב. He says that by a fast day even though there is this Bracha there is a need to increase Tefilos for the Geula.

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