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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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You are probably thinking of this article on Myzmanim. The name provided there is R' Dovid Eisikowitz.
answered Mar 10 '17 by user6591
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Concerning the three steps at the end of Shmoneh Esrei, there are three opinions mentioned in the Shaarei Aharon on shulchan Aruch. 1) The Orchos Chaim (#24) says to move the right foot back first a …
answered Dec 3 '14 by user6591
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There are conflicting opinions brought in the Mishna Berurah 93 2 & 95 5. But if one needs to keep their eyes open so they can read the words there is no problem. See here a nice synopsis. http://www …
answered Dec 23 '14 by user6591
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Rabbeinu Manoach in the beginning of the second chapter of Rambam's hilchos tefila asks why have this bracha to pray for their destruction, why not make the bracha where we pray for them to repent. He …
answered Jun 21 '15 by user6591
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The Tur in siman 112 brings an agada that says all the brachos in shmona esrei are paralleling something that happened in this nations past. When Avraham was saved from the fire, the angels said m …
answered Sep 14 '16 by user6591
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The basic scheme seems to be that Teffilos are רחמי and לואי שיתפלל כלל היום כולו, if only people would spend their entire day praying. Therefore a missed Teffila is not considered having passed it's …
answered Jul 3 '15 by user6591
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I recall seeing that this is impractical as the entire phrase must be said, and here that phrase is a bracha, which cannot be said multiple times. And saying it by replacing the actual sheim Hashem wi …
answered Oct 2 '14 by user6591
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In Shulchan Aruch siman 123 siff 5 the Mechaber tells us the Sha'tz does not need to take 3 steps back after his repetition aloud of the Shmoneh Esrei. The Mishna Berurah 18 explains this is because h …
answered Sep 22 '14 by user6591
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Rabi Akiva Eiger's opinion is to say Atta Chonantanu in the first tefila. See his gloss on the Shulchan Aruch beginnin of siman 294.
answered Jun 30 '15 by user6591
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The slander which we are referring to when praying for the downfall of 'the slanderers' is specifically the slander said against the Torah being God given. We are not praying for the downfall of the …
answered Mar 19 '15 by user6591
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The Kaf Hachaim siman 117 siff 3 quotes a slew of achronim (yes, Ashkenazi ones like Elya Rabba) who say not to repeat shmoneh esrei. He brings a minority opinion that one may say Shmoneh esrei again …
answered Oct 6 '14 by user6591