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Questions about Jewish prayer (the fixed order of typically-thrice-daily prayers, or prayer generally).

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Nowadays, I do think the general rule mentioned in the question still applies. Especially in America, we learn tefillah by rote, because we memorize all the words of tefillah before we speak Hebrew fl …
answered Jan 10 '12 by josh waxman
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Monica's answer (and the supporting comments) is probably the correct one. I would just add that, otherwise, "fronting" a constituent is a means of emphasis. Biblical Hebrew is usually VSO (which mea …
answered Oct 8 '18 by josh waxman
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Here is an image from the Machzor of Worms (from the 13th century) with Kal rather than Kol: However, please consider that it is written in a hodgepodge of Hebrew and Aramaic. Do you think that the …
answered Aug 27 '13 by josh waxman
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Saadia Gaon didn't innovate it. It is based on Berachot 60a: ת"ר הנכנס לבית המרחץ אומר יהי רצון מלפניך יי' אלהי שתצילני מזה ומכיוצא בו ואל יארע בי דבר קלקלה ועון ואם יארע בי דבר קלקלה ועון תהא מית …
answered Feb 5 '14 by josh waxman
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Same author, same title, here: http://hebrewbooks.org/34206 and here: http://hebrewbooks.org/34205 This would likely only be two volumes (1 and 3), rather than all five.
answered Feb 22 '11 by josh waxman
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Prayers are composed with different attitudes, and reference different Scriptures. I am certainly not paskening here, but it is essentially a sectarian prayer, and gives credence to that religion. Wh …
answered Apr 1 '11 by josh waxman
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How about this? See Orach Chaim siman 128, seif 25, that where there is a shul consisting entirely of kohanim, and there are more than 10 in the minyan, those who are more than 10 go up to duchen. So …
answered Jan 25 '11 by josh waxman
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You can see my discussion of the basis and meaning of it here: http://parsha.blogspot.com/2007/01/explaining-my-flippancy-yesterday-about.html It is a segulah from R' Mendel Mi-Rimanov, though it is …
answered Jan 11 '11 by josh waxman
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See this post on On The Main Line about a nun verse in Ashrei from antiquity, and whether is was original: As it turns out, at Qumran a Hebrew version of tehillim, Psalms, was found (11QPs-a) …
answered May 4 '11 by josh waxman
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1 Indeed, it is phonologically difficult to have a tzeirei leading into a guttural in a closed syllable, such as is found at the end of a word. That is why, in Hebrew, we see a patach ganuv, a sort o …
answered Oct 7 '13 by josh waxman
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Chanoch and Ariel K are correct in their answer, but one can answer at greater length and detail. The letters beged kefet, בגד כפת are distinguished from other Hebrew letters in taking a dagesh kal, …
answered Oct 6 '11 by josh waxman
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Monica's answer is one I would endorse, and this is along the lines of the position of the Chazon Ish and something I heard in Rav Schachter's shiur, that it is based on reality at the time of the Mis …
answered Aug 10 '16 by josh waxman
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Baruch SheAmar was not instituted by the Anshei Knesset HaGedolah, but rather by the Geonim. And it was composed by human beings, rather than falling from the sky. The source for it falling from the …
answered Jul 19 '12 by josh waxman
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1) Even though nusach Ashkenaz does not mention heretics explicitly, this is because of modification due to censors. At the time of the gemara, certainly the bracha had laminim as part of it. See her …
answered Sep 10 '13 by josh waxman
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This is an example of a chumra leading to a kula. As the question asks, What pronunciation should the Kohen give to each letter, if he wants to be strict in Halacha? If you look in Shulchan Aru …
answered Oct 30 '18 by josh waxman

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