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This custom is noted in Matteh Ephraim 624:14.


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Actually there is a debate in Orach Chayim 622:1 between the Sefardi and the Ashkenazi practice (as pointed out by DoubleAA in comment): למנחה אומר אשרי ובא לציון ואין אומרים ואני תפלתי אפילו אם חל להיות בשבת:‏ הגה: ואין אנו נוהגין לומר אשרי ובא לציון קודם מנחה רק קודם נעילה וכן כתבו קצת רבוותא (מרדכי והגהות מיימוני סוף ספר אהבה וסוף הלכות יום ...


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The Be'er Heitiv 624:6 also notes to daven early, the morning after Yom Kippur.


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I recently learned Mikvaot for the MiYodeya 10-year siyum Mishnayot and noticed artscroll there explains The study of the [seventh chapter of Mikvaot] is considered especially meritorious, because the first letters of the last four Mishnas spell neshama (soul) at the end of the chapter [R Yitzchak Isaac of Komarna]. It is therefore customary to study ...


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The Maharsham Daas Torah says that one should fast when a Pasul Sefer Torah falls, and that seems to be the opinion of most Poskim quoted in Nitei Gavriel.


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Rav Reisman is quoted as answering the question here Rav Yisroel Reisman (Ki Savo 5775) offers a beautiful insight which provides a brilliant perspective for life. Date honey generally doesn’t take much effort to obtain, as the sweet nectar often flows out of the fruit and coats each one with a sweet and sticky outer layer. On the other hand, bee ...


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According to Levush [O”Ch 583] honey is a custom of Ashkenaz. Apparently, when the custom developed, date honey was not available. In fact, since dates are one of the symbolic foods for Rosh Hashana [Krisus 6a] it is possible that the custom of eating honey was a substitute for dates. Some explain bee honey as symbolizing turning the harshness of last ...


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