I have heard that the only posuk in ashrei which requires repetition if one did not have kavanah when saying it is פותח את ידךָ. Where is the source for that?

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    Jul 13, 2014 at 15:41

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The source is Rabbeinu Yona Brachos 32a, in the name of the Geoinim.

This is brought in Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 51:7

The Mishna Brurah there (:16) says it means to say from that posuk until the end of the chapter. Shulchan Aruch HaRav (51:8) implies that saying the single verse is enough.

Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (14:2) implies that the single verse is all that is required as well.

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