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In Igros Moshe YD 1:137, R' Moshe Feinstein writes that although at a very young age, the issues of hirhur and yetzer hara that generally rise with co-ed schools facilitating pubescent teenagers mixing with each other do not apply, nevertheless 'אין רוח חכמים נוחה מזה'. He deliberates whether this (for young children) is halachically forbidden due to ...


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In my opinion, the Adeni nusach is probably most similar to Shamai. In some Adeni shuls they use books similar to the Zechor LeAvraham siddur (Shamai), but many now use their own Sim Shalom siddur (Adeni). To be honest, a lot of Adenim just use Edot HaMizrah siddurim because that's what they're used to. There was an Adeni siddur published a little before ...


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The issue is discussed in detail by R' Hamburger in Volume 4 of his priceless series, Shorshei Minhag Ashkenaz, and a bit shorther, but in English in the kitzur edition. His main point is that in Ashkenaz most Jews became unfamiliar with the proper melody of Torah reading over the centuries (see Orach Chayim 61:24), so they didn't read it anymore aloud and ...


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I don't want to accept my own answer, but I found this video of Shema being recited in the Romaniote tradition with the te'amim. Also, the website of Kehila Kedosha Janina has some samples of their liturgy. They seem to be chanting the last portion of Shirat ha-yam according to the te'amim. The link @Oliver shared also seems to contain a sample of Shema. I'...


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The book ‘She’eilat Rav’ records that R. Chaim Kanievsky was asked about this practice. He replied simply that it’s something which people are careful about and referenced Rabbi Yosef Hahn in his Yosef Ometz. IIRC Rav Hahn cites the following section from the Sefer Chassidim (§920): ילד אחד עמד לפסוע על השלחן שאביו היה משים תדיר ספריו ולא יחדו רק לספרים ...


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I'm not from the S&P tradition, but Judeo-Spanish. I figured I contribute nevertheless. From the top of my head: -) Introductory song: The sections of the haggadah are sung in a nice song, i.e."Kadesh urhats, karpas, yahats..." -) Ladino: The second night of the seder, the maggid is read in ladino. On both nights, the introductions of each "section" of ...


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The Siddur Tzelusah D'Avraham has a commentary on the Siddur called "Emek Bracha". This Siddur is based on the practices of Rav Avraham Landau (1784 - 1875) and it was put together by his grandson Rav Menachem Mendel Chaim Landau. It writes as follows: וממליכין את שם העולם נהגו להפסיק בין וממליכין לאת שם ולהמתין על הש"ץ והוא על פי הטור שכתב בסימן ס"א שלא ...


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In response to your last query, I’d recommend the recently released Sephardic siddur from Artscroll ‘Kol Simha’ largely based on the pervasive Livorno siddurim (see Preface Xii), Tefillat HaHodesh and Bet Oved, with contemporary and prevalent nushaot.


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The pamphlet makes a great case but it overstates it a bit. Yabia Omer 9:10 speaks for itself. Initially Rav Ovadia believed it was asur but seeing that the minhag of tremendous segments of klal yisrael including the most religious (see there for examples such as the Or Letzion and students in Radin) he was compelled to write his teshuva. He is adamantly ...


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To be clear you are asking about covering the Torah while saying the blessings (and not at any other time). SA O Ch 139 (4) says: Everybody who reads (should) bless before it and after it. They should open the Torah scroll before they bless and see the verse they need to start with and then they bless and then read the Torah and then roll it up ...


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The Shulchan Aruch (149:5) presents two opinions regarding general covering of the Torah when not being read. To cover with a cloth, or to roll closed. נהגו לכסות הכתב בסודר בין גברא לגברא (ובמדינות אלו נהגו שהיא מגוללת בין גברא לגברא וכן עיקר): Rama (149:4) writes that one should turn aside his face while making the blessing. Other commentaries discuss ...


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A 2011 post (Hebrew) on bhol.co.il titled: "For the first time in Belz: Selichot in the middle of Sivan" says: As it is known, many different communities say selichos on 20 Sivan in memory of events that occurred to many Jews (בגזרות תתקל"א, ובשנות ת"ח ות"ט). The Admor of Belz said recently that prayer must be connected to Kel Maleh Rachamim in ...


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Rashi states explicitly to Bereshit 21:8 that this was af the completion of the first 24 months of Yitzchok's life and as the Ikar Siftei Chachamim states, it coincided with Yitzchok no longer breast feeding from his mother, Sarah. Yitzchok began to consume wheat flour which is compared to Torah by Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah like is found in Avot 3:17. ...


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According to one opinion in the Midrash (Bereishis Rabbah 53:10), we do. וַיִּגְדַּל הַיֶּלֶד וַיִּגָּמַל (בראשית כא, ח), רַבִּי הוֹשַׁעְיָה רַבָּה אָמַר נִגְמַל מִיֵּצֶר הָרָע. רַבָּנָן אָמְרֵי נִגְמַל מֵחֲלָבוֹ. ”And the child grew up and was weaned” – R’ Hoshaya Rabbah said, “He was weaned from the evil inclination.” The Rabbis say, “He was ...


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I once heard (do not remember from who) that this Seuda was to thank Hashem for the major miracle that happened to Sara who was 90 when she gave birth to Yitzchok. She has already gone through menopause and the miracle of giving birth and then being able to nurse was major. Perhaps as we do not merit such a miracle, woman do not have children once they are ...


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