I have seen that many yeshivos (and recently, even some shuls) often say just Misod and the Reshus on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and then skip the actual piyutim they are meant to introduce!
This is even more evident in Musaf where they say Misod and go directly to Zachreinu L'Chaim. But it's clear that Misod is there because we are introducing piyutim in the first brachos (as is the case with other yotzros on yom tov and daled parshios). And therefore, on the second day of RH in Musaf, there is no Misod, even though we still say Unesaneh Tokef.

Question 1 - Does anyone know of any rationale for such a practice? (I understand that the goal is to save time in order to say other parts of the davening more slowly, but saying the first three piyutim (the ones that follow Misod) does not really add more than 2-3 minutes, (and they add so much to the davening.)

Question 2 - If they really need to skip parts of the davening, why not say less stanzas in Melech Elyon, and not lose out on the beautiful piyutim that connect the brachos that we just had a whole long Reshus ("Yereisi biftzosi" on first day) to introduce them?

Question 3 - And if they specifically don't want to say these piyutim, why say Misod and the Reshus at all?

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    related judaism.stackexchange.com/a/14450/759
    – Double AA
    Sep 11 '12 at 20:42
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    Also, the Reshus is clearly a later introduction (see Saks Machzor for example) to the earlier piyut of Hakalir. How can they let go of this much earlier piyut, and just interrupt the davening with a later introduction to the piyut they are skipping, completely out of context?
    – aaron
    Sep 11 '12 at 20:50
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    +1, nice question, but, if I understand it correctly, your question #1 is simply asking why some synagogues omit some yotz'ros and the like, which is a very general question somewhat unrelated to the very specific one (or two) you're otherwise asking and should probably be asked as a separate question rather than lumped together with the rest here.
    – msh210
    Sep 11 '12 at 22:26
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    According to Rabbi Artscroll, "Misod..." is an introduction to all piyutim contained in the Shmoneh Esreh, saying "We wouldn't do this ourselves, but others told us to do this, so we'll alter the nusach of the tefilah with these piyutim." If so, even one piyut would make it acceptable
    – b a
    Sep 12 '12 at 0:18
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    b a - I agree that Misod is an introduction to the series of piyutim said, but it is clear that it particularly relates to the piyutim that follow immediately. Otherwise, why don't we say Misod on the second day of RH, when these piyutim between the brachos are not said but we still have many other piyutim later on including Unesane Tokef, Chol Maaminim etc..? Further, it makes no sense to say Misod in Musaf without any piyut that follows immediately and just go to Zachreinu. When we introduce the idea of piyut, it's because we're about to say one!
    – aaron
    Sep 12 '12 at 0:43

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