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answered Falling behind during selichos
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comment What are the oldest Jewish songs (tune plus words) that are still popular today?
Yes, I have heard the same thing about the ashkenazi tune for L'dovid Baruch, and that in fact it is very similar to the Sephardi tune, having both originated at a common source. It is commonly sung in Yekki shuls and some Eastern European shuls (particularly in some litvish minyanim in Israel). I'm not sure why the singing of L'dovid Boruch has been completely abandoned in most Ashkenazi shuls today when it is mentioned by the Rema, found in most siddurim, and traditionally sung to one of our most ancient (and in my opinion, beautiful) niggunim.
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accepted When do the restrictions of 3 weeks start when 17 Tammuz is on Shabbos?
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comment Yotzros and Musaf for the 4 Parshios
do they also say Krovetz on Purim?
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answered Yotzros and Musaf for the 4 Parshios
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comment Pirkei Avos on shabbos during mincha?
Minhag Ashkenaz was not necessarily to recite it out loud (though this is the Sephardi custom, and seems to also be the Italian custom), it was to recite it quietly just like Ashkenazim recite most other parts of the davening, but as part of the tefillah, before Aleinu (and I think followed by Kaddish). This gives it more prominence as part of the davening (just like by Sfiras Haomer, which is said in most places before Aleinu), rather than something people say afterward. Does chabad recite it before Aleinu, or after?
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answered How to write “Isaiah 41,10” in Hebrew?
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comment Marovis on Yom Tov
Thanks for that response. It's amazing how the small community in Toledo preserves this age-old Minhag while many (perhaps most) people I've spoken to in some very large Jewish centers don't even know what Marovis is.
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