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Why is Psukei Dezimra in Yom Tov the same as Shabbat?

Why is Psukei Dezimra in Yom Tov the same as Shabbat? Why isn't there a difference in the Psalms (Nusach Sfard, Ashkenazi)? Some of the additional Psalms, in comparison to Yom Chol, include ...
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Each section of the Shemonei Esrei representing a section in the Beis HaMikdosh

I heard in the name of Rav Glatstein that the morning-tefillos represent certain areas in the Beis HaMikdosh. For example: All the tefilos that precede Birchas Hashachar, represents the Ezras Nashim (...
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שמך vocalization before Shema

In Shakharit, the last word of אהבת עולם before the Bracha, is ״שמך״. In all the Siddurim I usually use, that word is vocalized as שִמְךָ. However, I have often heard people read it as שְמֶךָ. As far ...
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May sick Jews eat before Davening shacharit

According to Halacha is it permissible for sick Jews to eat before shacharit? Or is it prohibited just like it is normally?
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Prayers from Shacharit liturgy that should be said daily even if Shacharit is missed

If I miss Shacharit, which prayers from the Shacharit liturgy should I be sure to still say (even if I have to say them later in the day)? I know I should say an extra Amida during Mincha if I missed ...
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At what point of the morning service does one switch from wearing Rashi to wearing Rabenu Tam tefillin?

Many Jews have the custom to wear tefillin according to the opinion of Rashi with a blessing, remove them, and then switch to wearing tefillin according to the opinion of Rabenu Tam without reciting a ...
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Per the Rambam and/or Raavad Can One Recite the Shema Prayer in Slang?

The Rambam states that one may recite the Shema in any language, but one must choose his/her words carefully (Laws of Shema 2:10): A person may recite the Shema in any language he understands. One ...
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Why the difference in this opinion between Mishnah berurah and Aruch hashulchan?

With regard to reciting Korbanos in particular parshas Tamid, MB states that it should be recited with understanding of halachos of Tamid as a offering, Aruch hashulchan says its more recited as a ...
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Does the whole service of Shacharis correspond to the Tamid or just the Amidah?

Does the whole service correspond to the Tamid or just the Amidah tefillah? If the whole service as well, how so?
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How should a Baal Teshuva choose between MGA and GRA for the latest Shema time? [duplicate]

Generally, a Jew knows if their origins are Ashkenazic or Sephardic. One may even know if they come specifically from Lithuanian, Hassidic, Moroccan, Tunisian or any other community but they might ...
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Texting/phone calls greetings and business

Is one allowed to text/call someone else before shacharit to greet them or do business? Would it be different from regular speech or no? And this is in a case without financial loss to be clear. ...
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Waking up too late for shacharit

If someone wakes up too late for shacharit, does he still wash netilat yedayim and recite the morning blessings?
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Why don't we customarily say a Psalm before Birkot ha-Shachar?

It seems like there is a usual practice of saying a psalm or a fragment of a psalm before starting into a set of blessings. I have been taught that this is to mentally prepare yourself before the main ...
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What’s the correct nusach Ari [closed]

BH How come there are so many Nusach Ari’s?? What is the correct one to Daven from? And are all Nusach Ari’s the thirteenth gate where everyone could enter?
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Is it wrong for one to skip Tachanun at Shacharis? [closed]

So i've asked this question before but with different manner. I only really have the kavanah and focus for tachanun at mincha but not really at Shacharis and therefore have trouble deciding wether to ...
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can one recite Tachanun standing?

If one doesn't have a chair available can one recite tachanun standing since he cant do nefillas apayim anyway sitting without a sefer torah as a yachid at home ?
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Reciting Shomer Israel W/short Avinu Malkeinu at end before Va'anachnu lo neida only on fast days?

During Weekdays shacharis tachanun end of tefillah, is Shomer israel/Avinu malkeinu at end before Va'anachnu lo neida only recited on tzom gedalia and other public fasts ? or do you recite it during ...
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If Tachanun is optional to recite, why is it looked down upon when its omitted on a weekday?

During Shacharis, due to time constraints i often only just recite Vidui, and jump to Ashrei 145, Lamenatzeach 20, Uva letzion, and Aleinu - al tirah. I do recite the full Vidui/Tachanun at Mincha ...
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Source for Ancient Prohibition against Writing Prayers?

This short article on the History of the Siddur claims: In ancient times, customary daily prayers were recited by heart, or a reader prayed aloud and the congregation responded to the blessings with “...
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Korbanot only at Beis Hamikdash ? Don't have to recite korbanot at mincha?

Since today we don't have the temple and it's said one who recites korbanot even parsha hatamid in paticular it's as if he brought a the korban tamid. Halacha also says that korbanot may not be ...
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Is it wrong to not recite uva letzion after shacharis before Aleinu?

Ok, so i know one can recite kedusha desidra alone most preferably with the trup when davening alone at home. Given the length of Shacharis time though (mines about 31 minutes with 2nd Ashrei and i ...
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What is the Din if one forgot Ya’aleh Veyavo in Tashlumin for Shacharis on Rosh Chodesh

If one forgot Ya’aleh Veyavo in Shacharis on Rosh Chodesh, and then when it came time for Minchah he remembered that he must repeat Shacharis for a different reason, (e.g. mentioning or omitting rain ...
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What is the set in Pesukei deZimra according to the Tur?

Particularly interested in the set of psalms on Shabbat and Yemei Toyvim.
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Shabbos shacharis - Shabbos and the nations

וְלֹא נְתַתּוֹ ה' אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ לְגוֹיֵי הָאֲרָצוֹת וְלֹא הִנְחַלְתּוֹ מַלְכֵּֽנוּ לְעוֹבְדֵי פְסִילִים וְגַם בִּמְנוּחָתוֹ לֹא יִשְׁכְּנוּ עֲרֵלִים כִּי לְיִשְׂרָאֵל עַמְּךָ נְתַתּוֹ בְּאַהֲבָה, לְזֶֽרַע יַעֲקֹב אֲשֶׁר בָּם ...
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This is really embarrassing, but oftentimes I skip davening when I am really stressed out or tired. How can I fix this? [closed]

I’m really depressed right now. I just want to be a good Jew and everything, but things seem to block me. I’m often really stressed out and tired, and that leads to me davening with a ton of ...
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Is it better to daven with no kavanah or just not daven at all? [duplicate]

I thought I read that some say that davening without kavanah may be even worse than simply not davening. Is this true?
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Shofar as daily call to prayer?

I remember learning that either during the first or second temple the shofar was blown as a daily call to prayer, or perhaps it was in Talmudic times. Anyone know a source for this?
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Was there a custom of praying twice a day and what was it like?

The Talmud [Berachot 26b] gives two opinions about the origin of the daily prayers: Prayers replace two daily sacrifices in the Temple. Prayers are composed in honor of the forefathers Abraham, ...
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Meaning of "gives sight to the blind"?

In the morning blessings, we say a bracha that uses the phrase "gives sight to the blind". What does this phrase mean? Who are the blind who have been given sight? Does the phrase refer ...
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How to hold tzitzit and siddur when reading the Shema?

The ArtScroll siddur says to hold the tzitzit in the left hand for the first two paragraphs of the Shema and then to hold them in both hands for the third paragraph (and a bit more). My question is, ...
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What is the rationale for holding tzitzit in left and then right hand during Shema?

The Artscroll siddur says to hold the tzitzit in the left hand for the first two paragraphs of the morning shema and then also in the right hand for the 3rd paragraph. What is the rationale for this ...
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Where does it say that one who already said the morning blessings can go and repeat them as prayer leader?

I was told that someone who had already said the morning blessings can go and repeat them as prayer leader. This was said even though it seems to me that no-one relies on the prayer leader to acquit ...
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ועם רוחי גויתי meaning in Adon Olam

What is the correct meaning and translation of the last line of Adon Olam: ועם רוחי גויתי
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Short prayer after a vort or dvar torah

I've recently moved to a new area and the Shul that I now attend will often give a vort at the end of Shacharit and Maariv before allowing mourners to say another Kaddish. I've never heard it before ...
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Which sections of Shacharit can be delayed?

If one is in a rush, and he only says Birchot Kriyat Shema, the Amida, and Alenu, what parts of Shacharit can he return and say later (after ending his prayer by saying Alenu and doing distracting ...
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72 verses after morning prayer

I've been looking at early printed prayer books, and it caught my attention that many of them contain 72 verses (שבעים ושתים פסוקים) after Aleinu (see this Venice edition on p. 70 or this on p. 84, ...
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What do the different chassidish tefillin tying on the palm and hand mean, what sects uses them?

I have noticed many different styles of wrapping tefillin over the hand, fingers, and palm, as seen below. My question is what is the significance of this, and who does this, and is it something ...
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When is the earliest time one could read the haftarah on Shabbat?

I was thinking about the seven weeks of consolation and how we read the seven prophecies of Yeshaya. So, naturally I wondered if it were possible to read the haftarah portion seven hours into Shabbat (...
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In the morning prayers of Birkhot Hatorah, what does וְהַשְׁכָּמַת בֵּית הַמִּדְרָשׁ שַׁחֲרִית וְעַרְבִית practically mean?

This appears in Birkhot Hatorah, as: אֵֽלּוּ דְבָרִים שֶׁאָדָם אוֹכֵל פֵּרוֹתֵיהֶם בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה וְהַקֶּֽרֶן קַיֶּֽמֶת לָעוֹלָם הַבָּא... וְהַשְׁכָּמַת בֵּית הַמִּדְרָשׁ שַׁחֲרִית וְעַרְבִית These ...
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Zoom class before Shacharis? [closed]

I have a zoom class, based on in the UK, which starts at 5:00 AM Canada time. I get up around 4:30 am, which is already past Alot Hashachar. There is the heter to continue working if I started before ...
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Source for Tehillim 67 after Shacharit?

In many Artscroll Siddurim there is a perek of Tehillim after shacharit, Tehillim 67. Is there any source for why this specific Perek is appropriate to say after shacharit? Thanks!
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Reasons to say Psalm 30 before Barukh Sheamar

Many have discussed that in old prayer books Psalm 30 is not printed before Barukh Sheamar, and some have claimed that its addition in Nusach Ashkenaz to that point is probably a mistake, a possible ...
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Pesukei de-Zimra in Sidur of Amram Gaon

What Psalms were included in the Pesukei de-Zimra in the Siddur of Amram Gaon on weekdays, as well as on Shabbat and Holidays?
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How do you reconcile these two verses: [ואחרי ככלות הכל לבדו ימלוך נורא] -- [אף תכון תבל בל תמוט]

If it would have been written like this: ...ואפילו אם ככלות הכל then it would have made more sense. But the way it's written like this: ...ואחרי ככלות הכל Makes it sound like it is indeed going to ...
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Praying without tefillin but not late

In a case where one does not have access to tefillin during the proper zman of Shacharit, but will soon after, is it preferable to daven after the zman WITH tefillin, or daven during the proper zman ...
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Potential issues davening while wearing a mask [closed]

I understand the potential benefits of wearing a mask, but I was wondering if any halachic issues have arose from wearing a mask. For instance, the chazzen and the baal korei have to have clear voices....
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What are the heterim for davening before neitz?

These days, neitz (at least in the Northeast of America) is at approximately 7:10 AM. There are many minyanim that I've been to that daven at 6:50 or earlier throughout the year, all but guaranteeing ...
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The prohibition of eating before davening starts when? [duplicate]

One is not supposed to eat before davening Shacharit , though the halacha has various exceptions or special cases. What is considered "before"? If I wake before dawn and start my day, does ...
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Why is chosenness removed in the evening prayer?

In the morning service we say Ahavah Rabbah: Baruch atta HaShem ha-bocher b'ammo Yisrael be-ahava (Blessed are You, O Lord, Who has chosen His people Israel with love.) In the evening service we say ...
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What to do if you said the morning Brachot out of order?

Halachipedia here states that the Shulchan Orach and Mishneh Berurah write that if one accidentally says Zokef Kefufim before Matir Assurim, it might not be best to go back and say Matir Assurim. ...
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