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Oct
20
revised Looking for the source of the statement: עבודה צורך גבוה
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Oct
18
asked Looking for the source of the statement: עבודה צורך גבוה
Oct
15
comment Is the Koren Sacks Nusach Sefard truly nusach ha'Ari?
The koren sfard siddur has been around for years (the original hebrew-only one)... the innovations are the font and the line breaks intended to bring out the meaning of the words. The nusah is the standard sfard which is the most popular nusah in Israel. The only changes are some grammatical and syntactical clean-ups--the editor was knowledgeable and careful about grammar. Also, the addition of zionist prayers, like an order of prayer for independence day.
Oct
9
awarded  Cleanup
Oct
9
revised Learning Kabbalah from other students of the Arizal?
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Oct
9
revised Learning Kabbalah from other students of the Arizal?
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Oct
9
revised Learning Kabbalah from other students of the Arizal?
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Oct
9
answered Learning Kabbalah from other students of the Arizal?
Oct
3
comment Shliah Tzibbur's Repetition of Lines of Kedushah
I don't think so, Seth. It seems like something done intentionally.
Oct
2
comment Do Briskers use a particular siddur?
@yoel, yes--my impression is it's not a big deal. The variations don't have halakhic significance, i.e., you fulfill your obligation either way. So for people whose framework is halakhah and gemara, these things aren't important. For hasidim, who are interested in preserving minhagim of their rebbes and in trying to be 'correct' kabbalistically, differences in wording can seem important.
Oct
2
comment Shliah Tzibbur's Repetition of Lines of Kedushah
Okay. Yes, actually it was at a Chabad shul recently that I heard it and was wondering about it. Maybe I'm mistaken about having heard it elsewhere. I'd still be interested to know rationale for it within chabad.
Oct
2
comment Shliah Tzibbur's Repetition of Lines of Kedushah
At various ashkenazic and hasidic minyanim on shabbat and yom tov. I think it seems to me that I notice it most of the time, most places.
Oct
2
comment Do Briskers use a particular siddur?
I think in general, the whole idea of special siddurim, with odd features that distinguish them from others, the use of which identifies you as part of a certain group--is a chasidic thing. People in 'the yeshiva world' are usually not into that sort of thing.
Oct
2
asked Shliah Tzibbur's Repetition of Lines of Kedushah
Sep
24
comment Reference to the sukkah in the Shabbat reading of Chol haMoed?
Maybe it would be helpful to check the parallel halakhah for pesah--regarding the reading for hol ha-moed--and see how it's worded. Also, you could check Torah Shleimah on the pasuk that has the word 've-sakkoti' and see if a connection to sukkot was ever made by any midrash.
Sep
22
revised Reference to the sukkah in the Shabbat reading of Chol haMoed?
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Sep
22
answered Reference to the sukkah in the Shabbat reading of Chol haMoed?
Sep
12
revised Why is Rabbi Yitzchak Luria referred to as Godly?
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Sep
8
comment Why is Rabbi Yitzchak Luria referred to as Godly?
I could document the etymology as it applies in philosophical literature and ibn Tibbon-style Hebrew. I can't prove and don't know whether this is what everybody had in mind when they applied it to the Ari. I do think though that the the term first entered the Hebrew language with the meaning 'metaphysician'.
Sep
4
answered Why is Rabbi Yitzchak Luria referred to as Godly?