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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?
Aug
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
21
asked Shirat HaYam Trop: Which Phrases?
Jul
21
awarded  Revival
Jul
8
revised Which parts of the Chazon Haftorah get sad tune (Eicha trop)?
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Jul
8
comment Is believing that God, Israel, and Torah are one Avodah Zarah?
This statement does not appear anywhere in the Zohar (or Ra'aya Mehemna, Tikkunei Zohar, etc.).
Jul
7
revised Which parts of the Chazon Haftorah get sad tune (Eicha trop)?
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Jul
7
answered Which parts of the Chazon Haftorah get sad tune (Eicha trop)?
Jun
26
comment What sources did people use to support Shabbtai Tsvi's messianism after he died?
re: after he died--one position I've seen mentioned is that he was 'Mashiach be Yosef' who according to tradition can (will?) die.