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This OU source and dinonline say to bow at the waist in Alenu starting with the phrase "ve'anachnu kore'im" but not to bend the knees. Why not bend the knees for this phrase, given that it means just that?

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    both answers at judaism.stackexchange.com/q/37464/759 disagree with your source fwiw – Double AA Feb 13 at 15:09
  • Your dinonline source doesn't seem to say anything relevant. It's primarily discussing bowing to the floor – Double AA Feb 13 at 16:00
  • @DoubleAA I refer you to the part that ways "While in our daily recitation of Aleinu we bow only the upper part of our bodies". – Yehuda W Feb 13 at 16:01
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    That is clearly irrelevant since in context it is just in contrast to the high holidays when the whole body bends down. It doesn't mention if the knees should be bent or not while bowing the upper part of the body. It doesn't detail the daily bowing at all. – Double AA Feb 13 at 16:03
  • @DoubleAA "Clearly irrelevant" is not clear to me. "Only upper body" seems to rule out knees. – Yehuda W Feb 15 at 20:40

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