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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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Mishnah Brurah Orach Chaim ch. 98 delves into a somewhat detailed discussion of the type of kavanah required. Basically, he emphasizes 2 principles: To concentrate on the meaning of the words To ima …
answered Nov 24 '14 by DanF
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I excerpted the last translation in this beureihatefilla article: At the time of the destruction of the Temple, Your name was desecrated, as it is written: My holy name that you desecrated. The …
answered Jul 3 '18 by DanF
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See this article especially the explanation on page 2. Essentially, it states according to one opinion "Sim Shalom" was a format for the individual to recite Birkat Kohanim - the Priestly blessing. …
answered Mar 18 '16 by DanF
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Regarding the 1st bracha, Chonen Hada'at, see answers to this question. The focus and title of the question is different, but I think the answers, there, address your question. If not, please inform m …
answered Aug 26 '15 by DanF
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Brachot 13a: תני בר קפרא כל הקורא לאברהם אברם עובר בעשה Bar Kaparah says someone who calls Avraham Avram "passes over" a positive commandment I infer, then, that this is problematic. Sinc …
answered Jul 17 '14 by DanF
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There is a scientific answer, actually: a windy night will often end up free of dew, because the resulting mixing of the lower atmosphere prevents the surfaces from cooling sufficiently by con …
answered Sep 6 '17 by DanF
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I can't believe that I missed an answer that was in the Gemarah all along, on the same page that I cited. Rosh Hashanah 32b תרועה שאין עמה לא כלום כגון (במדבר כט, א) יום תרועה יהיה לכם אומרה עם …
answered Sep 18 '15 by DanF
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This beureihatefillah.com article mentions that the concept of having a different middle evolved much later. Siddur Rav Amram Ga'on mentions that, originally, the middle section was alike, similar to …
answered Dec 5 '17 by DanF
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Offhand, I don't think there is anything significant to the number 10, here. So, for now, this is a partial answer, but it should answer the main aspects in your question. Ideas come from this Beurei …
answered May 30 '17 by DanF
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This Beurei Hatefilah article cites that, in fact, there were / are various places where Hineni was / is recited, among one of the places - preceding Hamelech in Shacharit. Part of this discussion rel …
answered Sep 16 '15 by DanF
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This article from Beureihatefilah lists multiple reasons for why almost every blessing begins in the first person and transitions to the 3rd person. I have excerpted part of Abudraham's explanation. S …
answered Jul 7 '17 by DanF
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Assuming a 385 day maleh leap year in Diaspora and no Torah portions doubled which would yield 54 Shabbatot. Every day of the year has, Ma'ariv, Shacahrit and Mincha. Including both silent & repetiti …
answered Oct 11 by DanF
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Version 2 is incorrect. It is scientifically impossible for dew to fall if there is too much wind. There is also a previous Mi Yodeya discussion on this question see here.
answered Jun 20 '14 by DanF
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I'm "extraplocombing" (extrapolating and combining) the answers from your referenced question regarding Shacharit with Mishnah Brura 232:2. See Sha'arei Tzion #4, who points out that since Ma'ariv is …
answered Nov 19 '14 by DanF
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See here: Siddur Admur [omitted in Shulchan Aruch]; Shaar Hakavanos 190; Peri Eitz Chaim Shaar R”H 7; Kaf Hachaim 582/15; M”E 582/1 and 22 The reason: The Gematria of Hashalom is the same a …
answered Sep 30 '14 by DanF

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