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Gerer Chassidishe Minhagim

Gur Tefillin: Square knot (edit: some wear single dalet) , Shel Yad Ashkenaz, Wrapping also Ashkenaz way, Brachos on both must be said standing. Ksav: Ari Zal with Shin of Beys Yosef which is called ...
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Gerer Chassidishe Minhagim

I have been trying to reconnect to my Gerrer roots. This is what I've discovered. Tefillin: They are standard size, not oversize like Chabad. The parchments are k'sav Beis Yosef (source: a Gerrer ...
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Specific Breslov Nusach

The only specific detail in nusach that I can think of for which the Rebbe made a particular point, was to say "melech yachid chei ha'olamim" in Yishtabach in order to mirror the text of "Baruch ...
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Why do Ashkenazim recite both "ahavah rabbah" and "ahavat olam" but Sephardim only the latter?

Note: This answer is from the OP. Thanks to DanF, who pointed out that I should look on the website Beurei Hatefila for an answer, and to "go to that site when [I] have a tefilla-orientated ...
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Why does the Chabad nusach omit "Tzur Yisroel" before Shemoneh Esrei?

The following is a condensation of the explanation in the book שער הכולל (page 25, paragraph 19): The brakhah Emet ve-Yatziv is known to have the nature of being a blessing of hoda'ah (thankful ...
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Differences between the Rosh HaShanah service Ashkenaz/Sefard

In the Amidot of the Yamim Nora'im, in the blessing Kdushat Hashem, in Nusah Sfard four paragraphs beginning ובכן are added. In Nusah Ashkenaz, three are added. In Avinu Malkeinu on Rosh HaShanah, in ...
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Why does Nusach Sefard omit Tachanun during Mincha?

See here where they suggest: 1 they often daven until after shkiya, and according to many opinions tachanun may not be said after shkiya, so a blanket rule was instituted so as never to come to ...
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Why is "Yismechu VeMalchutcha" omitted in the Shabbat Mincha Amidah (Nusach Sefard)?

Ta'amei HaMinhagim 390 writes: טעם שאין אומרים ישמחו במלכותך בתפילת מנחה מחמת היות עת פטירת הצדיקים ערבה השמחה The reason that we don't say yismechu vemalchutcha during minchah is since it is ...
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Why do Ashkenazim recite both "ahavah rabbah" and "ahavat olam" but Sephardim only the latter?

There is a concept found in Kabbalistic/Chassidic literature that ahavah rabbah, unlike ahavat olam, is available only on the ethereal plain of Atzilut, which is inaccessible to us. I do not ...
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Differences between the Yom Kippur service Ashkenaz/Sefard

The biggest difference is that there is an entirely different Avoda. Ashkenazim say אמיץ כח, while Sefaradim say אתה כוננת. Some prayer books (at least Koren and artscroll) include the second version ...
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Kiddush - סברי מרנן ורבנן ורבותי

The source of saying this סברי formula is the שבלי הלקט in סימן קמ, quoted in בית יוסף אורח חיים קסז ד''ה כתוב. His original formulation is 'סברו מורי'. He explains that when one person wanted to be ...
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Who is Using Siddurim: Tefillas Shlomo Hashalom and Etz Chaim

Nusach Sefard is the name for the many versions of the Hasidic siddur, so yes, these siddurim are Hasidic in nature. However, they do not fit into a particular Hasidic sect as a whole, although I am ...
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Is Nusach al-pi Arizal davened by anyone besides Chabad?

I do believe that those followers of Rabbi Chaim Avraham Dov Ber Levine HaCohen (the Malachim) also daven the Chabad nusach. This is anecdotal, as I went to yeshiva with someone whose family ...
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Why do Ashkenazim in Israel tend to use Nusach Sefard?

Some comments on the question have disputed whether you're right that an inordinate number of Ashkenazic synagogues in Israel use nusach "S'farad". I haven't seen statistics on point, but my limited ...
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Does anyone know a siddur containing yotzrot (Ashkenaz or Sefard, preferably in print)?

The artscroll siddur contains yotzrot for shabbat shkalim, zachor, parah, hachodesh and hagadol
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Does anyone know a siddur containing yotzrot (Ashkenaz or Sefard, preferably in print)?

Siddur Tefilla Hashalem -- A. Greenwald
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Where to find a Nusach Maharitz siddur?

The publisher is Miller Publishing. Here is a link to their website. Here is their contact information Rehov HaOman 26 9342180 Yerushalayim Israel To call from the USA Tel: 011 972 2 678 3806 ...
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What exactly is Minhag Polin?

Minhag Polin refers to liturgical variations within the Ashkenazi community which differ from the practice in Germany. Current mainstream Ashkenazi practice is close to Minhag Polin (because the ...
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Siddur Ha'Arizal (R' Asher Margaliot)

Only on the technical basis that it is according to the nusach of the Ari z'l. The actual expert sofer of the Ba'al Shem Tov was Rabbi Shabbtai of Rashkov. The siddur which the Ba'al Shem Tov used ...
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Differences between the Rosh HaShanah service Ashkenaz/Sefard

Psalm 27 will be recited at mincha in nusach sfard congregations and at arvit in nusach asheknaz congregations so it will be in mincha in sfard machzorim and at arvit in ashkenazi communities. If ...
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Friday Night Prayer before Maariv - Kegavnah or Bameh Madlikin

Kegavnah is a piece of Zohar, Parashat Terumah Page 135a, b that refers to the change in the world when Shabbat comes in, specifically when the words of Borchu of Maariv are said. It explains that the ...
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Rademishel: Velomar Barchu

The word ולומר being prefaced to Barekhu occurs in the context of the Hasidic practice of reciting a passage from the Zohar, כגוונא, before Ma'ariv on Leil Shabbat. The passage in the Zohar includes ...
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Specific Breslov Nusach

Mohorosh z"l (the Tzadik of yavnial) printed a siddur called "Sidur eis rotzon", and in a letter in his popular sefer (response) "Asher banachal" he states that this is exactly the nusach that Reb ...
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Bucharian Nusach; Nusach Sfard

It is my understanding that they use "Nuasch Sepharad" due to 18th century Rabbi Yosef ben Moshe Mammon (Maimon) Maravi deciding to move to Bhukara (from his native Morocco) and teach them in the face ...
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Birkat Haminim, order of requests in Nusach Sfard

A similar question is asked with regard to Shema: Berachot 61a תניא רבי אליעזר אומר אם נאמר בכל נפשך למה נאמר בכל מאדך ואם נאמר בכל מאדך למה נאמר בכל נפשך אלא אם יש לך אדם שגופו חביב עליו מממונו ...
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Possuk when washing for bread?

Many say the following passuk: שְׂאֽוּ־יְדֵכֶ֥ם קֹ֑דֶשׁ וּ֝בָרְכ֗וּ אֶת־ה'׃ Lift your hands toward the sanctuary and bless Hashem.
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Nusach Lita vs Polin

Each town had its own slight variations in davening, and these differences were especially pronounced in Selichos and other piyutim. When they started mass producing siddurim, and especially in ...
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Nusach Lita vs Polin

Really what Artscroll and others today calls Ashkenaz is a bit of a misnomer. Nusach Ashkenaz really means the German/Yekkish rite of davening with today is called "Minhag Ashkenaz". What ...
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Sitting by kadosh in purpose?

Along the same lines you noted the contrasting customs between Ashkenazim and Sefardim, Rabbi David Sperling writes: There are different customs about standing or sitting for Kaddish. The Rema ...
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