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revised Looking for more information about a story of positive atheism/heresy
could not exact story is not in the book, so deleted the reference.
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comment Looking for more information about a story of positive atheism/heresy
It means 'repair'. The idea that is spoken of in the Aleynu that we do mitzvot and acts of kindness to serve G-d, which repairs the world "Tikkun Olam" in Hebrew. This prayer looks forward to the time when idolatry will be abolished, and the world is repaired. The aleynu is attributed to Joshua (who was not a heretic). Here is an article on tikkun from Aish: aish.com/atr/a/?category=Tikkun+Olam
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comment Where do Ashrei's intro sentences in the liturgy before Psalm 145 (Ashrei) come from?
Thanks for the upvote and not redirecting me to Wikipedia. I did use a search engine to try find the answer, then ignored the Wiki and non-Jewish sites to find this one instead.
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comment Where do Ashrei's intro sentences in the liturgy before Psalm 145 (Ashrei) come from?
Lots to think about and learn. The beginning of prayer is an interesting thought. It could be from what was in Tzelota D'Avraham as simple as they were always associated and said or sung together. Thank you, also for showing the page in the Chabad Siddur.
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comment Where do Ashrei's intro sentences in the liturgy before Psalm 145 (Ashrei) come from?
Ofen they do, only not in this case. Minchah Ashrei is on page 356, and there are no footnotes on Ashrei in my Artscroll. Schakarit Ashrei is on page 246. no footnote. A number of liturgical texts are spoken about in Talmud, and given where they are from, but sometimes in the siddurim themselves and sometimes not it seems.
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comment Where do Ashrei's intro sentences in the liturgy before Psalm 145 (Ashrei) come from?
What a stupid question then, except I don't believe Wikiipedia on things Jewish all the time, so I rarely even look.
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comment Where do Ashrei's intro sentences in the liturgy before Psalm 145 (Ashrei) come from?
Thank you Isaac Moses. I think I did register today, even though I think I was also registered with Stack Exchange. It's a little confusing, but will keep trying til it 'takes.
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comment Selah ~ Does it mean 'forever' 'certainly' 'basket' 'pause', 'yahoo', a kabbalistic meditative device, or none of the above?
Oh thank you! I was reading last night, after asking this question, Rabbi Aryeh mentioned David HaMelech's song referring to himself "My heart is hollow within me" (Tehilim 109:22) and indicated this meant that David had made himself a vessel for the Divine. The footnote to this statement is the Tanya, Avodah Zara 4 b, Likutey Amarim 1:1. So, thanks for validating that "basket" and "forever" could be connected in this way!
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asked Selah ~ Does it mean 'forever' 'certainly' 'basket' 'pause', 'yahoo', a kabbalistic meditative device, or none of the above?
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asked Where do Ashrei's intro sentences in the liturgy before Psalm 145 (Ashrei) come from?