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Honorific titles or other procedural/institutional performances meant to reflect respect

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Is there an order of priority for washing Mayim Achronim

In Halacha, is there an order of priority for who gets to wash Mayim Achronim first or last? So say multiple people are eating together, and one is a kohen or Levi or Talmid chacham or your parent, ...
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How would a Gabbai call up his firstborn son, who is a Rabbi, for an Aliyah

Torah Service, Gabbai duties, Hebrew names and titles, honors due relatives
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Do posekim have special honorific titles like Rabbis (HaRav) or Gaonim (HaGaon) do?

Many positions in Jewish life carry honorific titles with them. For instance, Rabbis are styled with HaRav before their name or Gaon (literally "genius") are styled with HaGaon. I'm curious ...
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Honoring your Mohel

Is it brought down anywhere that one should show honor to the one who circumcised him, since he is the one who brought him into the covenant etc.?
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What does one have to know to be called a Talmid Chochum?

What does one have to know in order to be called a "Talmid Chochum"? Hypothetically speaking if one knew Tanach or Medresh Rabbah well or even all 4 parts of Shulchan Aruch relatively well, then is he ...
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Origin and meaning of the honorific Shlita [duplicate]

It seems to me that for a long time, the word Shlita was popularly associated with the Lubavitcher Rebbe. And in those days when I was first encountering the term and asking about it, I was told that ...
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Hilchos Pesicha/Pesichas HaAron

I'm having trouble finding the halachos around the kibud of pesicha. I found the Shulchan Aruch contains a section for hagbahah and gelilah, but I don't see any description of pesicha. L'maaseh, here ...
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May a non-Jew participate in certain shul "honors"?

Can a non-Jew participate in any of these shul honors? opening / closing the ark carrying the Torah to / from the bimah hagbah (lifting the Torah) and / or gelilah (wrapping the Torah) reciting / ...
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Is there a feminine equivalent of Zt"l? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question, I am wondering: Is zt"l -- זצ“ל, zatzal = zecher tzadik livracha "May the memory of this tzaddik be a blessing" -- ever used for tzadkaniyot, righteous females? Or else is ...
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What is the order in terms of level of cavod for sheva brachos under the chuppah? [duplicate]

In order of cavod of the sheva brachos 1-7 what are the levels of cavod or importance for each of the brachos? There are gonna be a lot of rabbis at my wedding in a few days
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If a man is married to a Gentile, is he forbidden from receiving an Aliyah?

Recently a man went into a Sephardic synagogue with his Conservative Convert fiance to pray and eat. Upon learning of the woman's status, the Rabbi informed the man that once the marriage is ...
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Honor a first-time blood donor during shacharit?

I'm a student at a 6-12 Jewish day school in which mandatory shacharit services (but students are given a choice between several denominational options) are held on Mondays and Thursdays. I help run ...
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Yom Kippur Night Honour Clarification

What is the pesicha of Omnon Ken on Kol Nidre night? When does it occur, and on what page of the Artscrol Siddur can it be found?
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What's the order of importance of Honorees under a Chuppa?

Under a Chupah, a Baal Simcha (in today's times) has a number of Honors (כיבודים) to give out. Here's a list of them (possibly not complete): מסדר קידושין 2 עדים (witnesses) קריאת כתובה (reading of ...
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Can a shul give an aliyah to an openly gay Jewish man when it gives aliyah to people who violate Shabbos?

In a Young Israel shul I've attended, the rabbi would not allow the gabbaim to give Jewish men an aliyah if there is reason to believe that the person is openly gay (and acts on his inclination), ...
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Is a Jew allowed to be knighted? Problem with kneeling?

Is there any halachik problem with going through the knighting (or Damehood for women) process of kneeling etc? The current ceremony does not contain many of the Christian or pagan overtones of the ...
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Pesicha during davening on Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur

I was recently asked to do the job of handing out the honor of opening and closing the ark during davening on Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur and was wondering if there was any halachic significance to ...
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Order of names in a meshabarach after an aliyah

Is there any specific order in the list of names in a meshabarach after an aliyah? For instance, does my wife get listed first,or my parents? Do Grandkids get listed after their parents or only after ...
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