what is the mesorah for the artscoll ashkenaz siddur? Is this the same nusach ashkenaz that was used in previous generations?

  • just curious, are there different ashkenaz nusachs today?
    – ray
    Apr 29, 2014 at 13:18
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    @ray, there are certainly variances in terms of placement of commas (Retzeh in Shemoneh 'Esreh contains a prominent case), certain wording (differences in Birkath HaShanim and VeLaMalshinim are prominent), etc. I've also seen probably a dozen versions of Pitum HaKetoreth, for example.
    – Seth J
    Apr 29, 2014 at 14:10
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    There have always been different versions and adjustments made in every new siddur.
    – Double AA
    Apr 29, 2014 at 14:12
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    The forword/preface for the ArtScroll Siddur has a good discusssion on this.
    – Dennis
    Apr 29, 2014 at 15:14
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    The ArtScroll siddur differs slightly from the Nusach Ashkenaz siddur from opensiddur.org, but that's actually to be expected, because ArtScroll uses Polish customs, while the Siddur Sefas Yisroel is Germanic.
    – Scimonster
    Apr 29, 2014 at 20:35

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Nusach ashkenaz in artscroll is slightly misleading. 'Nusach ashkenaz' implies the german nusach when really it's minhag polin/lita. So the ashkenaz of artscroll is according to the litvish custom. If you find a siddur that's published in germany or hungary and says "nusach ashkenaz" it will be slightly different

  • The part of this that answers the question is "the ashkenaz of artscroll is according to the litvish custom". Can you edit in support for that claim?
    – msh210
    Nov 24, 2014 at 13:43

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