In the Shabbos shacharis birkos kerias shema, there is a poem referred to as Kel Adon that we say.

In some congregations, the custom is to say the stanzas responsively, with the chazzan saying each stanza and then the congregation repeating it. In other congregations, the custom is that everyone says the entire poem straight through together.

This question (which is in turn currently a duplicate of this question) asks why there is a discrepancy in custom, and if either method is preferred.

I am (under the assumption that one custom was the original way and the other evolved later) curious when whichever custom is later started. All sourced answers are welcome.

  • I've always wondered if Tur 281 was referring this
    – Double AA
    Feb 20, 2018 at 0:48
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    Possible duplicate judaism.stackexchange.com/q/60360/759
    – Double AA
    Feb 20, 2018 at 0:49
  • @רבותמחשבות If you think it needs to be closed, that q is a dupe of yet a third q which does have an answer. But I happen to think that at least one point of my question, namely when the later custom started, is not included there. Feb 20, 2018 at 3:27
  • @Yez exactly the problem, the third question doesn't answer the detail of the second question which you asked a duplicate of. In other words: It's not a duplicate of the third question, it's a duplicate of the one DoubleAA found only. That one is the one that we cannot flag as a dupe. Feb 20, 2018 at 3:34
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    @DoubleAA I believe I've fixed the problem. Motion to reopen, Feb 20, 2018 at 18:24


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