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Do any poskim exempt 13-20-year-olds from Mussaf?

R. Baruch HaLevi Epstein in Torah Temimah to Shemot 30 footnote 22 writes that according to the opinion which you cited that would exempt women from tefilat musaf (which he attributes to Besamim Rosh ...
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A person Below 20 as shliach tzibbur for tefillat Musaf

R Akiva Eiger (responsum #9 (old series), citing the controversial Besamim Rosh #89) argues that women are exempt from Musaf because they are exempt from the half-Shekel tax. R Yitzchak Elchanan ...
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Why are there musafos for sh'kalim and hachodesh, but not zachor or para

See this article (Hebrew). The piyutim (shivatot) classically recited by nusach Ashkenaz at musaf of shekalim and hachodesh (although now omitted by many, many congregations) were composed by the ...
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Why don't we say "Misod" for Geshem and Tal?

The קרובות for Musaph of Shemini Atzeres is known as a שבעתא and, although many consider the main part to זכור אב (in מנהג פולין) or איום זכור נא (in מנהג אשכנז), the main part was once אף-ברי. This ...
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Tefillin removal on chol hamoed - first day vs the other days

For those who wear tefillin on Chol Hamo'ed Sukkot, the general practice is to remove tefillin before Hallel. On Chol Hamo'ed Pesach the practice is also to remove tefillin before Hallel. (see Mishnah ...
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Musaf verses for Rosh Chodesh on Rosh Hashanah

What you're looking for is ruled in Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 591:2. The Shulchan Aruch writes: המנהג פשוט בכל בני ספרד שאין מזכירין פסוקי קרבן מוסף כלל The widespread custom in all the Sefardic ...
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Davening Mussaf at home

Perhaps you are thinking about a citation from Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov, The Book of our Heritage as shown in Reciting Musaf At The Time Of Divine compassion If an individual recites Musaf on Rosh ...
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Why is "An'im Zemirot" called "Shir Hakavod"?

I found in Siddur Kol Tefilos Hashana - Philadelphia 1905 - that it is called Shir Hakavod since it speaks about the honor of the creator - Hashem.
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Different groupings for the Shofar soundings

Focusing on the question of blowing during the silent amidah of musaf, R. E. Melamed has an in-depth article available here (Hebrew). I will summarize some of his key points in my answer here. The ...
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Do we, today, cause the Churban?

The potential of rebuilding the Temple is constantly present: סנהדרין צח ע"א ר' יהושע בן לוי אשכח לאליהו ... אמר ליה אימת אתי משיח אמר ליה זיל שייליה לדידיה ... א"ל לאימת אתי מר א"ל היום אתא ...
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Different spellings of 1st word in middle of Shabbat Musaph

The version used by the Alter Rebbe in his siddur, which is not strictly the nusach of the Ari z"l, but rather according to the nusach of the Ari z"l, is based upon a comment found in the siddur of ...
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Why does the last citation in the Shofaros section of Rosh Hashahnnah Musaph not mention the shofar?

This is an age old question. The verse you ask about is Numbers 10:10: וּבְיוֹם שִׂמְחַתְכֶם וּבְמוֹעֲדֵיכֶם, וּבְרָאשֵׁי חָדְשֵׁיכֶם וּתְקַעְתֶּם בַּחֲצֹצְרֹת עַל עֹלֹתֵיכֶם וְעַל זִבְחֵי ...
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Why isn't Tefilat Mussaf consistent?

This is discussed by the Tur in Orach Chaim 591. After quoting the opinion of Rabbeinu Tam, that the verses describing the sacrifices must be recited, he writes: ושאר המפרשים לא פירשו כן, אלא שיוצא ...
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High Holy Days silent musaf: do we bow at וַאֲנַחְנוּ כֹּרעִים ומִשְׁתַּחֲוִים?

The English sefer "Halacha 24/7/12" by Rabbi Aharon E. Marcus (page 302) quotes Rav Moshe who's of the opinion that one should do a slight bow:
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Musaf Amida for Rosh Chodesh

R. E. Melamed addresses the issue of the reason for two days of Rosh Chodesh in a footnote here: לכאורה יש לשאול, הרי ר"ח הוא היום הראשון של החודש, ומדוע כשהחודש מלא גם יום השלושים לחודש הקודם נחשב ...
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How do we explain the order of requests in the Musaf Amida for Rosh Chodesh?

The Sefer Shaar Yisschor [Munkatch] (מאמר הירחים אות ט) writes that each word represents a month, starting from Nisson. Which is why in a leap year, we add an extra phrase. Nisson - לטובה = the month ...
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Origin of saying Adon Olam or Yigdal at end of prayers

There is an interesting part in The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer: The Ashkenazic and Sephardic Rites (p. 7) citing Mateh Moshe ל"א (p. 71 in this edition). Regarding the general recital of Adon Olam, ...
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Davening Mussaf at home

I think you may be combining 2 Halachos here. In the first answer, we are talking about waiting a certain amount of time to Daven Mussaf, based on the Gemara in AZ 4b and SA OC 591:8. All of those ...
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Halachic differences in the Yom Kippur avodah between piyutim

This article (Hebrew) discusses what seems to be a difference of opinion between the various piyyutim, namely whether the various lotteries discussed in Yoma Chapter 2 in fact took place on Yom Kippur,...
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Davening musaf alone on Rosh Chodesh

The discussion of what one is supposed to do Rosh Chodesh: Removing Tefillin seems, based on the meforshim cited in the footnotes, that the reason is that one does not delay (after the chazan removes ...
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How can we ask in the מוסף of יום טוב שני של גליות the words ״את מוסף יום פלוני הזה״?

Mishna Eruvin 3:9 discusses a disagreement on this question with regards to the two days of Rosh Hashana: ‮רַבִּי דוֹסָא בֶן הַרְכִּינָס אוֹמֵר, הָעוֹבֵר לִפְנֵי הַתֵּבָה בְּיוֹם טוֹב שֶׁל רֹאשׁ ...
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Looking for online Yerushalmi Trope trainer

I am not precisely sure what you mean by the "Yerushalmi" trope in this scenario. If you mean the Sefaradic Yerushalmi trope, you can find that and many others at the Sefaradic Pizmonim ...
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Do any poskim exempt 13-20-year-olds from Mussaf?

This may very well depend on the reason for women's exemption from mussaf. R. Akiva Eiger (both in the teshuvah and in the commentary to Shulchan Aruch) cites the Besamim Rosh as linking their ...
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The tamid as well as the tamid in Rosh Hashana Musaf?

The copy I was using offered those lines as alternate versions, to say one or the other. I'm guessing that that's how it started and then the alternateness was forgotten about.
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What is the difference between Hashlucha and Shenishtalcha?

As mentioned in the comments, shenishtalcha is in the past tense -- "it was sent a long time ago"; hashlucha is in the present -- "sent." In Hebrew today, if you walk into a room and smell smoke, you ...
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Why do we Daven Yom tov Musaf on Shabbat Chol Hamoed and do Yom Tov Leining?

You mention that the reason you suspect we should use the Shabbat text of the musaf service is because of the halakhic principle called תדיר ושאינו תדיר, תדיר קודם. This principle means that when you ...
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What does kaparat pesha' have to do with leap years and Adar II?

Obviously, if one wants to connect two things, it is always possible if one tries hard enough. However, the reason referenced by the Elya Rabba (OH 603:6) for the insertion, is not due to any ...
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Why do we add ותערב and why only in Musaf?

Chevel Nachalato 18:3 discusses this. In short, he says that these added lines may serve as a reminder to the Kohanim to ascend to the duchan, and for this reason some do recite them in Shacharit if ...
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When and why did the custom to have young children end Musaph Shabbat davening begin?

I remember hearing once that the Vilna Gaon (I think) said that Anim Zemirot is one of the holiest pieces of tefillah and it should only be said on Yom Kippur. I wonder whether since children are ...
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