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It is mentioned in the Igeres Hagra וכל רגע ורגע שהאדם חוסם פיו זוכה בשבילו לאור הגנוז שאין מלאך ובריה יכולים לשער


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Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach is quoted in Halichos Shlomo (page 98 note 20) saying that the minhag for the mispallelim to raise ones voice when saying "V'sein Tal Umatar Lebracha" and other similar additions (including Yaaleh Veyavo) in the middle of the Amidah with the intention of reminding others is incorrect, as it is disrepectful to G-d, for it is ...


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You may encounter opinions that recommend not doing that, based on kabbalistic sources: Pri Etz Hayyim - Sha'ar Ha-Amidah - Chapter 2 אין להתפלל תפלה שבלחש בקול רם, כי בלחש אנו מעמידין יעקב ורחל בנ"ה דז"א, ובחזרה אנו רוצין להעלותה יותר למעלה עד חו"ג, יעקב בחסד ורחל בגבורה. ודע, כי בהיותן בנצח הוד, ששם אחיזת הקליפות, לכן צריך התפלה בלחש, שלא ...


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When there is a Zimmun, what is supposed to happen is the leader recites the entire Bentching aloud on the group's behalf and everyone else listens with the intent to fulfill their obligation and replies Amen at the relevant places. If one is unsure of his ability to pay attention to the leader the whole time (this is common), he should recite in an ...


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The answer of @Shoel U'Meshiv is true and good. I just want to show the inner side of this Halacha. SA OC 236, 2 אין לספר בין גאולה דערבית לתפלה ואף הנוהגין לומר שמונה עשרה פסוקים ויראו עינינו אין להפסיק בין יראו עינינו לתפלה ומיהו מה שמכריז שליח ציבור ראש חדש בין קדיש לתפלת ערבית לא הוי הפסק כיון שהוא צורך התפלה וכן יכול לומר ברכו להוציא מי שלא שמע ולא ...


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My understanding is that the concern of avsha milta is (at least primarily) the public nature of the (albeit automated) melocho of grinding. In this case, there would seem to be no such problem since air-drying would not seem to be a melocho. (I believe that even according to the Yerushalmi that has a strict and broad interpretation of the melocho of ...


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See the following explanation of the Abarbenel who unites the explanation of the Talmud with the explanation of the Midrash and resolves your question. He explains that "baruch shem..." refers to a deeper understanding of the unity of God. This is why it is reserved for angels and Moshe did not want to say it in the Torah. However, Yaackov, speaking ...


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In the laws of Rosh Hashana The Mechaber mentions that even though a whole year one should not daven with a raised voice on Rosh Hashana it is permitted since people are davening from a Machzor and the noise wont disturb them. The source is PisKei Tosfos in Rosh HaShana. Not the Gemorah itself. That being said the Mishna Brura says that still one should ...


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Maimonides's commentary on Avos explains that when someone has a lot of words he will sin, after all, as it's impossible that among his words won't be one word that's inappropriate to say. He goes on to list five categories of speech: mitzva speech (like Torah study), forbidden speech (like false testimony), inappropriate but not outright forbidden ...


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One should say blessings aloud (source coming soon, b'li neder, but I think it's Sefer HaBeracha WeHilchotea). However if one knows that the people around him won't answer amen he should say it quietly (Ben Ish Hai).


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The only source that I could find is Likutei Maharich volume2 - page 82 where he mentions that our Minhag is that all those who hear Havdalla say Layehudim out loud. He does not give a reason for this Minhag.


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The Maharal in Nesiv HaAvoda says that baruch shem kevod is an expression of pure spirituality. Therefore to say it would be inappropriate because we are physical, having a body. To not say it would be painful to the spiritual side of us, the soul. Therefore, we whisper it. Yaakov, who was talking for himself and was completely holy, was able to say it. ...


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The Rishonim (Rabbeinu Yehuda Ben Yakar, Rabbeinu Yonah, among others) describe these Kedushos as סיפור דברים, relating what is happening (as opposed to Kedusha D'Amida, in repetition of Shemoneh Esrei, which is our own Kedusha - where we say נקדש, let us be mekadesh). The lines between serve as explaining what is happening - they give the context to who ...


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See the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in סימן עח - הלכות קריאת ספר תורה in סעיף ד where he mentions all instances of where the Ba'al Kri'ah (Torah reader) needs to lower his voice. Regarding Bechukosai he says: גַם הַקְּלָלוֹת שֶׁבְּפָּרָשַׁת בְּחֻקֹּתַי וּפָרָשַׁת כִּי תָבֹא קוֹרִין בְּקוֹל נָמוּךְ. וְאֶת הַפָּסוּק וְזָכַרְתִּי אֶת בְּרִיתִי יַעֲקֹב קוֹרִין ...


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The Rama in Orach Chaim siman 132 seif 1 says that in Uvah LeTzion (kedusha de'sidra) the parts of the kedusha that are translated into Aramaic should not be said aloud. The Mishnah Berurah sk4 says that the Aramaic should be said as an individual since "everything that is in Aramaic should not be said berabim" The perush Matok MiDvash explains the reason ...


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The Shla (in mitzvat tefillin) wrote in the name of the Zohar (Emor) that "le-shem yichud Kudsha Brikh Hu..." should be said, as brought in the siddurim. This is agreed to by the Artzot Ha-chayim (25, Ha-me'ir La-aretz 29) and others (see, e.g., the introduction of the Shev Shematta). In contrast, the Noda Bi-yehuda wrote (OC vol. II, 107 and YD vol. I, 93)...


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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 reshut (not obligatory) we are not as concerned about the requirement of smichat g'ulah litfilah (loose translation - connecting the concept of redemption as ...


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This a touchy issue. First there is this publication by Tzeirei Chasidea Viznitz that speaks strongly against those who want to stop the practice of saying Pesukei Dezimro loud and writes that with the exception of the Amidah, davenning is to be loud and so it sweetens judgement: וחז"ל העידו בר"ה (דף ט"ז) דצעקה הוא אחד מדברים המבטלין רוע הגזירה, והפייט ...


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Paragraph 1 of your question quotes Rambam Hilchot Tefilla 12:11. This refers to reading the Torah as is seen from the first halocho: Tefilah and Birkat Kohanim - Chapter Thirteen Halacha 1 Moses, our teacher, ordained that the Jews should read the Torah publicly on the Sabbath and on Monday and Thursday mornings, so the [people] would never have ...


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OU Israel publishes Torah Tidbits, "the largest weekly English-language Torah publication in Israel." This tti tidbits edition says Something that really shouldn't be done - anytime - is to say things out loud in the middle of one's silent Amida. Many people think they are being helpful by saying Morid HaTal or Yaaleh V'Yavo or Al HaNisim or ...


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Three items that I know are said aloud (I think they are mentioned in Talmud Brachot. I'll edit in location when I find it): יהא שמה רבא.. of the Kaddish ברכו את ה המבורך ... in response to the Chazan or Torah Oleh's ברכו אמן response to each blessing of the chazan's amidah repetition


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HaRav Hershel Schachter is of the opinion that it's permissible to say Baruch Shem out loud outside of the context of Keriat Shema, such as when singing Ana BeKoach during Kabbalat Shabbat. The Ben Ish Chai (Od Yosef Chai, Shanah Rishonah, Parashat Miketz 8), however, states unequivocally that one should be careful to say Baruch Shem quietly, in the context ...


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Speaking לשון הרע which does not actually get heard can be likened to someone to desires to commit a sin but then is thwarted by someone or something. Strictly speaking, the Torah prohibits actions rather than thoughts. However, most Torah commentators (Ibn Ezra, Sforno, Malbim, Hertz) treat lusting to sin as a weaker form of commiting the sin itself. And ...


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Among the many other miracles that occurred in that period, there were times when the entire nation was simultaneously able to hear Moses speaking. This is how we understand when the verse says that the entire congregation of Israel assembled and was addressed. These miracles are known as המועט המחזיק את המרובה - the small that contains the many. This means ...


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The Gemara in Shabbos 12b mentions that one shouldn't daven in Aramaic because angels don't understand Aramaic. The angels "carry" the prayers to G-d, and if they don't understand them, they won't take them because they don't want to take unacceptable prayers. However, in prayers which are a davar sheb'kedusha, the prayers are listened to directly by ...


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I don't know about the deaf person, but in all the other cases you would be able to answer amen. This is because in all these cases you know what brocha is being said, it is not said to exempt the public from their obligation (e.g. חזרת הש"ץ), and you do not intend to exempt yourself from saying the brocha by answering amen. If any of these conditions do not ...


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The Chabad minhag is to specifically say this prayer quietly. I know for sure sources mention saying it quietly during the Kabbolas Shabbos prayer, but have not seen any sources regarding conduct during other services. http://chabad-il.org/hit/hit212.htm#6 (in Hebrew) In the new print of Tehillas Hashem published by Kehos, this law is brought down.


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The Netivot has a novel interpretation in Nachalat Yaakov Al HaTorah, Bereishit 49:1. In summary, when the Shevatim said Baruch Shem to affirm their belief in Hashem, they could confidently state that they were totally comitted to Hashem, as they had no Mitzvot other Emunah. We, after Mattan Torah, have plenty of Mitzvot, so stating out Emunah is not ...


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