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Should one lain the trop while reciting Shiras Hayam during Pesukei D'zimra?

סידור אוצר התפילות writes: וכן כתב של"ה שירת הים צריך לאמרה מעומד ובשמחה רבה כאלו אותה שעה יצא ממצרים, ובכוונה ובנגון הטעמים And so writes the Shaloh, Shiras Hayam must be said standing, and ...
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Why kiss the tefillin by "poseach es yadecha"?

Taamei Haminhagim - page 548 / קע"ז & page 549 says that since when we say Poseach Es Yadecha we are supposed to have in mind the Roshei Teivos פא"י and the Sofei Teivos חת"ך which are the Shaimos ...
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What to do if you forget Nishmas?

R' Moshe Isserles, in Darchei Moshe 281 (in the middle of the paragraph), says one does not go back if they left out Nishmas. ועוד תקנו לומר נשמת ובמקהלות. ונראה דבכל זה אם לא אמר אין מחזירין אותו ...
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Order of importance for the chapters of Pesukei Dizimra for someone that arrives late to Synagogue.

First, the entire Pesukei Dezimra can be skipped (Start with Birchas Krias Shema). Because the purpose of Pesukei Dezimra is to make the Tefilah desirable to Hashem, and praying with a Minyan ...
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Too fast or no minyan?

According to My Rav Say Elokai Neshama, Bircat HaTorah, and Bircat HaShachar Say Baruch She'Amar, Ashrei, and Yishtabach If you can put on tallit and tefillin, and say just the above passages, in ...
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Why repeat the last verse of "Yoshev b'Seter Elyon"

Machzor Vitri - page 114 says we say the verse Orech Yamim twice in order to complete the name of Hashem that is produced by doing so. וכופלין אורך ימים כדי להשלים השם היוצא ממנו Tashbatz 258, ...
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What to do if you forget Nishmas?

The Mishna Berurah at the end of siman 282 brings the Darkei Moshe that one does not go back if he skipped Nishmas, but is allowed to say it after Shmonah Esrei if he wants. In the Biur Halacha he ...
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What is the basis for the custom to stand or sit by Vayivarech Dovid?

To stand for Vayevarech David is codified by the Rema, OC 51:7: ונהגו לעמוד כשאומרים ברוך שאמר ויברך דוד וישתבח: The custom is to stand when they say Baruch She’amar, Vayivarech David, and ...
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Why do we still stand at Vayevarech Dovid on a Shabbos and/or Yom Tov?

While the Arizal does indeed say that A) one should stand for Vayivarech David, and B) that one should give tzedakah standing during Vayivarech David, these customs are not dependent on one another. ...
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How to start שחרית at the עמוד if one's already said ישתבח

Rama discusses a similar situation in ShA OC 54:3 where, after reciting Yishtabach, the congregation halted the prayer service for specific Mitzva/communal needs. He recommends in that case for the ...
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How Much Pesukei D'Zimrah is Customary for a Non-Minyan?

The earlier answer gives Rambam's list of what's required, but I'll address what's customarily recited, as requested. All of it. The entire p'suke d'zimra as printed in the sidur is recited by someone ...
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How Much Pesukei D'Zimrah is Customary for a Non-Minyan?

I can't necessarily say what is customary, but I will say that if you are only going to say a portion, then you should say Barukh She'Amar, skip to Ashrei and say Psalms 145-50 and Yishtabach. This is ...
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Why do people stand for Psalm 100?

It is a dispute in poskim, and there are different customs about which one to follow. Why is this psalm different than all other Psalms? Two reasons, one is that it has a reference to the sacrifice, ...
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Should one lain the trop while reciting Shiras Hayam during Pesukei D'zimra?

Its brought down in Siddur Arizal to say Shiras Hayam with the trop.
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Why do people stand for Psalm 100?

Shaarei Teshuvah 51 (9) and Kitzur Shulchan Oruch 14 (4) point out that Mizmor L'Todah is instead of a Korban Todah (thanksgiving offering) and since korbanot were offered standing, one should stand ...
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"Uvesorascha kasuv lemor shema Yisrael..." before Yishtabach

The Behr Siddur (Siddur Avodath Yisroel by Roedelheim, 1868) says in the footnotes: This is not found in the Siddurim of the Sefardim, nor in most handwritten Siddurim. (Rav Amrom, Rokach, Kol Bo, ...
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Reconciling "פותח את ידך" and knowing people are starving?

“Umasbi'a lechol chai ratzon – …and cause satisfaction for every living being…” At this point, attempts to parse the grammar falter. “Ratzon” can means desire, as we see in a few verses, “Retzon yerei'...
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Too fast or no minyan?

Siman 52 in Shulchan Aruch is all about the Halachos of which parts of Pesukei D'zimra to skip if one comes late to shul. From the first Mishna Berura there it is apparent that the motivation for ...
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Mizmor L'Toda with Melody

Historically, there were rabbinic authorities who cited the custom of singing this mizmor. Among Polish Jewry, the Matteh Moshe [R. Moshe Mat of Galicia, c. 1591] (see #48) and the Levush [R. Mordecai ...
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Reconciling "פותח את ידך" and knowing people are starving?

I’d like to propose an answer of my own, which I have not seen anyone say, based on the continuation of the Pesukim: “Hashem is righteous in all His ways...Hashem is close to those who call Him, to ...
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Reconciling "פותח את ידך" and knowing people are starving?

In his commentary to Berachot 4b, R. Ezekiel Landau notes that the word רצון used in this verse appears out of place. If the verse was referring to every creature receiving all of its sustenance needs ...
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What is our "matir" for saying Tehillim before or after Shacharis?

I asked this of Rav Schachter and he thought it's a good question for Tehillim and Selichot before Shacharit, but for afterwards seemingly it lasts all day.
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Reasons to say Psalm 30 before Barukh Sheamar

The Aruch HaShulchan (cited below) writes that Psalm 30 before Baruch Sheamar is part of Nusach Ashkenaz. He also offers an original reason for its recitation. He writes, "the practice of ...
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Saying Pesukei DiZimra after Davening

Shulchan Aruch in siman 52 says to say pesukei dezimra if you came late and had to skip it. This would be without Baruch She'amar and Yishtabach, as those are brochos were established on the rest of ...
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Why are SA OC 61:22 and 61:23 in that order?

The Shulchan Aruch's organization is based on that of the Tur. In particular, here, the laws listed in the question are presented in the same order, with the same section-numbering, in the Tur. So, ...
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Textual difference between Psukei DeZimra and Psalms 96

It's the verse Ⅰ Chronicles 16:32. The entire passage surrounding that verse in p'suke d'zimra is from Chronicles there.
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Why repeat the last verse of "Yoshev b'Seter Elyon"

A late answer, I know, but a different one (and, I must say that I still don't understand some of the claims made in the other answer so this one is as reasonable, but I can't find a source for it). ...
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Source that "Yehi Khevod" should be said with special intensity

Sidur Bes Yaakov (Emden) says of this paragraph: אומרו במתון וכונה ושמחה That is: Say it with calmness, direction of thought, and joy.
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Order of psalms in Pesukei deZimra

Levush (OC 281:1) writes the reason they are read is either because they speak about Creation, which was completed on Shabbos, or they speak about the giving of the Torah, which was given on Shabbos. ...
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Different endings of Yishtabach

I was only able to find a solutions to some issues you raised. Answer based on the סידור רבינו הזקן עם ציונים והערות (picture below) and מאמר נוסח התפלה סי' יג: Why do we say א-ל חי (nusach 3 and 5)? ...
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