The Rebbe Rashab told the previous Lubavicher Rebbe that it was always to Jewish custom to say mode ani with hands together
Did he mean literally?
Any sources that true?
Anyone else except Chabad do it? Or hands in this position for any other prayer?

Previous Chabad Rebbe saying his father told him it was always the Jewish custom

התקשרות 623 הנחת הידיים ב'מודה אני' מאת הרב יוסף-שמחה גינזבורג

The above sources in English starting footnote 10 here

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    Modeh Ani was invented about 500 years ago, so it's clearly not literally true.
    – Double AA
    Mar 27, 2022 at 3:18
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    @DoubleAA But couldn't it be true that from the moment modeh ani was created that it was always done with hands together?
    – Aaron
    Mar 27, 2022 at 3:22
  • FWIW, I never heard of it.
    – N.T.
    Mar 27, 2022 at 6:28
  • @Aaron Lots of things that aren't the literal meaning of that sentence could be true....
    – Double AA
    Mar 27, 2022 at 12:26
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    to clarify you do it with your hands together next to your head with your head tilted slightly it's not exactly like christian prayer
    – ezra
    Mar 27, 2022 at 18:22


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