Bnei Tzion is an Israeli siddur published in 1996 by Sinai Publishing in Tel Aviv. It's a Sephardi siddur but has some interesting variants (e.g., very similar Havdalah to Ashkenazi practice). I'm looking to find out the specific Sephardic group(s) that use this siddur.

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    It's full of mistakes. A lot of Iranian Jews use it though. Their Rabbis rally against it. The first editions were published much earlier, in the 70's
    – Hahu Gavra
    Apr 29, 2012 at 14:46
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    Apr 29, 2012 at 16:26
  • @HahuGavra, that sounds like an answer, especially if you flesh it out more (e.g., can you name any rabbis, specifically, who rally against it?). You might wish to post it as such.
    – msh210
    Apr 29, 2012 at 18:10
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    @HahuGavra If you can also include some specific things in the siddur to which they object, it would be helpful to know. Thanks and best.
    – minhag
    Apr 29, 2012 at 19:22

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I bought a "pocket edition" of Sidur Bnei Tzion from a bookstore in Paris in 2006; it is almost identical in order and contents (although more reduced) to a Sidur used by Congregation Beth-El of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Their Sidur, called "Siddur Matzliach Melamed" was compiled by Rabbi Meir Matzliach Melamed for a Portuguese/Hebrew Edition in the 1960's. He was of Turkish descent, so I believe those are mostly Sefaradim of Levantine origins in General.

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    Jan 7, 2013 at 18:06

The siddur with same name is used by Jews in Serbia, Sefardi mostly. Today we have new edition but it is based on Serbian edition from the beginning of 20th century.

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