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Literally "eighteen". Also called the "Amidah". The prayer consisting of 19 blessings, recited three times daily, and four times on Shabbat and Yom-Tov. It forms the backbone of all of the daily prayers.

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Many people say a Posuk at the end of Shemona Esrei that begins and ends with the same letters as their name. What does someone do if he can not find a Posuk that begins and ends with his name?
asked Oct 3 '10 by Gershon Gold
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As a follow up to What was the formulation of the Bracha about Yerushalayim in the times of the Temple? - In what time period did we start praying Shemona Esrei? (sources)
asked Oct 15 '13 by Gershon Gold
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At the end of Shemona Esrei we say the following in Nusach Sefard: עשה למען שמך, עשה למען ימינך, עשה למען תורתך, עשה למען קדושתך. In Nusach Ashkenaz we say Kedushasecha before Torasecha. Transl …
asked Jul 3 '18 by Gershon Gold
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Brachos 28b Shmuel Hakattan coined the Bracha of V'Lamalshinim. Brachos 10a mentions a story where Rabbi Meir was being bothered by people and prayed for their demise. His wife Bruria tells him do n …
asked Aug 31 '12 by Gershon Gold
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In Shemona Esrei in the first Bracha it ends with Melech Oizer U'Moshia U'Magen מלך עוזר ומושיע ומגן, however towards the end of the Bracha of Modim it says HaKail Yeshuasainu V'Ezrasainu Selah האל יש …
asked Dec 2 '12 by Gershon Gold
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Many Sidurim mention in the name of the Shela that one should say a Posuk at the end of Shemona Esrei that begins and ends with the same letter as ones name. Does anyone know where in the Shela this c …
asked Oct 7 '12 by Gershon Gold
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In Shemona Esrei we pray that Hashem should return to Yerushalayim. Obviously while the Jews were in Yerushalayim during the time of the Bais Hamikdash this Bracha had to be different as it would not …
asked Oct 15 '13 by Gershon Gold
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In most Sidurim there is a Yehi Ratzon at the bottom of Refaeinu that one can add in to pray for one who is sick. I have never heard a Chazzan say it during the Chazaras Hashatz. Suppose a Chazan want …
asked Feb 4 '14 by Gershon Gold
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Nusach Ashkenaz says Shalom Rav at Mincha most days. However, when there is Birchas Kohanim (such as a fast day), they say Sim Shalom. Is there a connection between Birchas Kohanim and Sim Shalom? If …
asked Oct 3 '11 by Gershon Gold
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What is the correct pronunciation HaGeshem or HaGoshem?
asked Oct 3 '10 by Gershon Gold
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In Shemona Esrei we Daven for Da'as - understanding, Teshuva, Geula - redemption, Refua - health, Parnassa - livelihood, etc. Yet nowhere to my knowledge do we Daven for our children. Is there perhaps …
asked Jun 1 '12 by Gershon Gold
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During Musaf of Rosh Chodesh the words Ulichaporas Pasha is added on during a leap year. Why is this done? And what is the significance of it?
asked Oct 3 '10 by Gershon Gold
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In the Southern Hemisphere (Brazil, Australia, South Africa, etc.) in October they are heading into the summer. Do they say Mashiv HaRuach at this time of the year or do they say it from Pesach to Suc …
asked Oct 5 '10 by Gershon Gold
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Motzei Yom Kippur by Maariv one was Davening and in error said Hamelech Hakadosh instead of Hakeil Hakadosh and realized his error a bit later does he have to Daven over?
asked Oct 6 '14 by Gershon Gold
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Suppose one wakes up Sunday morning and realizes they never prayed Maariv Motzai Shabbos. As per "Ata Chonantanu after havdala", there is still a requirement to say Ata Chonantanu even if one heard Ha …
asked Feb 26 '14 by Gershon Gold