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Saying Yaale v'Yavo out loud to remind others during Amida

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 ...
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Where did the Vilna Gaon praise remaining silent?

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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Silent Amidah when praying without a minyan

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 ...
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Saying Yaale v'Yavo out loud to remind others during Amida

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 ...
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Can noisy fans and humidifiers be run on Shabbat in a home that has had a flood?

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 ...
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Singing too loudly in shul

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 ...
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What are the rules regarding which verses in the Tocacha (Vayikra 26:14-46) should be read in a loud voice?

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 ...
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How does the chazzan say "omein" in the kaddish before the Amida in Mincha and Maariv

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 ...
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Singing too loudly in shul

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 ...
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Making kabbalistic declarations aloud

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,...
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Saying Yaale v'Yavo out loud to remind others during Amida

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 ...
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What's the point of a מתורגמן if he doesn't speak louder than the original person?

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, ...
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Davening: which parts are recited silently?

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 ...
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Do we say "baruch shem kvod" in a whisper when not saying Shma?

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 ...
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Is it Loshon Hara if no one hears it?

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 ...
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How was Moses able to speak to at least 600,000 people?

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 ...
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Answering Amen to quiet Berachoth

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 ...
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Boruch Shem Kevod Malchuso L'Olam Voed - why do we whisper it?

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 ...
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