I picked up a (IIRC ArtScroll) sidur (prayer book) in my synagogue one day. It had no indication of ownership in it, but it had some handwritten notes (all in the same hand). Among them were:

  • Between the blessing "גאל ישראל" and the blessing "השכיבנו" during weekday maariv: "normally, Shimona Esrei should immediately follow גאל, but see vol 10, ¶ 97"
  • On the words "כנגד כלם" in the passage after the morning blessings on the Tora: "study of Torah = all the mitzvahs above vol 7 p 205"

What multi-volume book is referred to here?

  • what nussach was the sidur? – Menachem Oct 19 '14 at 9:19
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    When, where and by whom was the Siddur published? (This could help us think of relevant books.) – Double AA Oct 19 '14 at 16:27
  • @Menachem, DoubleAA, if I recall correctly, the sidur was an ArtScroll sidur, though I don't remember more detail than that. I don't see that adding that information to the question will help me get any answers: the citations, after all, are clearly not to the sidur itself. – msh210 Oct 20 '14 at 19:07
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    @msh210, yes but depending on the Nussach, we could guess which books the owner might be citing. If it was a Siddur Yechaveh Da'at, I might suspect Yalkut Yosef. If it was a Roedelheim, I wouldn't, and so on. – Yitzchak Oct 20 '14 at 20:50
  • @Yitzchak Or if it was Sefard we could expect Hasidic sources. – ezra Nov 28 '17 at 1:51

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