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What happens if I forget to say the Pasuk before Shemonah Esrei - "ה" שפתי תפתח ופי יגיד תהלתיך"?

The Beiur Halacha (111:2) suspects that it would not invalidate the prayer. Accordingly, you'd just keep on going.
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Where is this Piyut from?

The lines come from a piyut named ometz gevurotecha hifleita bapesach (or uvchen va’amartem zevach pesach) composed by R. Elazar HaKalir (often assumed to have lived in the 6/7th centuries CE) and ...
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Why is there no prayer for the return of prophecy?

Prophecy only existed when there was an inclination for idol worship (GRA on Seder Olam 30:2). The Sages prayed for the removal of that inclination and said "We do not want it, and we do not want ...
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List of “essential prayers”?

This is a great question and I am surprised we don't have it already. Prayer is called the "service of the heart", meaning that kavana (intention) and understanding of the words are truly ...
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Where can I find Torah, Tanakh, siddur in Arabic?

For Siddur you can try the Farhi Siddur which is written in Egyptian Arabic. You can find info here: https://farhi.org/Siddur/Siddur.htm For Arabic translation of the Torah you can find some here by ...
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Source for Ancient Prohibition against Writing Prayers?

Looks to me like the reference has a typo. It should say Tosefta Shabbat 14:3: כותבי ברכות כשורפי תורה Those who write down blessings [i.e. prayers] are like those who burn the Torah.
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A recent siddur that includes an abbreviated birchas hamazon text

The Siddur 'Aliyoth Eliyahu (Nusah Ashkenaz) has it on p. 150 (the pagination may be different in later editions). If you purchase it on R. Lopiansky's website, the US ground shipping is free. You can ...
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What is the origin of Al Ha Nissim for Hanukka?

The Rokeach and the Kol Bo attribute it to Yochanan Kohen Gadol. The original version had 124 words corresponding to the gematria of יוחנן (or 125 for כהנים), but the ending was dropped because it's ...
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What is the order of the Great Hallel (Hallel HaGadol)?

The Alshich (quoted as a commentary to the link you posted) provides an explanation, but you have to first read the verse before the penultimate one to understand it. The verse before says ויפרקנו ...
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Explicit shaimos printed in prayer books

The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chayim 334:12) says: כל כתבי הקודש מצילין האידנא מפני הדליקה קורין בהם אפי' כתובים בכל לשון אפי' כתובים בסם ובסיקרא (פירוש מיני צבעים) ובכל דבר וכן מטבע ברכות שטבעו חכמים ...
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Why does כרת וערירי (Excision and Childlessness) come after "death at the hand of Heaven"?

Tosafos (eishesh achiv meimo) in yevamos 2a Would answer all of your questions. First, kares is more severe than misa bidei shamayim because the death is earlier ( acc to yerushalmi before 50, and ...
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שב between the tekiot?

Perhaps what the aruch hashulchan writes in OC 590:5 ועוד נראה לי: כיון דקשה לתוקע לתקוע שלשים קולות בהמשך אחד, ובהכרח שינוח קצת, כמו שהמנהג אצלינו לנוח קצת בין תשר"ת לתש"ת ובין תש"ת ...
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שב between the tekiot?

It means sit down after hearing the blasts, that the preceding instruction was to stand up for: גם השומעים נכון שיעמדו It is proper that also those who hear it should stand
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Birthday of the world

The second cheilek of Talelei Oros on Rosh Hashanah (p.קסד) notes how the Avudraham explains that the term הרת is used to represent the "pregnancy" of the world coming to its conclusion. We ...
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What is the origin of Al Ha Nissim for Hanukka?

The first place I could find that mentions Al Hanisim is Rav Achai Gaon (~700) in his sh'iltot [in the top right paragraph] https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?sits=1&req=11865&st=%D7%97%D7%...
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What is the origin of Al Ha Nissim for Hanukka?

In (minor Talmudic tractate) Soferim 20:8, we read: ואומרים בהודייה והודאת פלאות ותשועת כהנים אשר עשית בימי מתתיהו בן יוחנן כהן גדול וחשמונאי ובניו וכן עשה עמנו ה' אלהינו ואלהי אבותינו נסים ונפלאות ...
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List of “essential prayers”?

In addition to the answers already given, I would say a good road map is to look at the shulchan aruch Siman 52 where he discusses the order of prayers for one who comes late to shul. That provides a ...
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List of “essential prayers”?

Classically, Jewish prayer was entirely free-form, spoken from the heart in the pattern of praise-request-thanks. That's still what someone does in an emergency, such as soldiers on a battlefield (...
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Where can I find Torah, Tanakh, siddur in Arabic?

The other answer from Aaron gives some suggestions; I was also able to locate this siddur which has an Arabic translation. Something to note is that these siddurim are in some variation of Nusach Edot ...
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Are all prayers answered?

Chapter 22 in Tehillim answers this in connection with the beginning of the final redemption. That night is compared to the period of exile and dawn, when the first light appears in the morning sky ...
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Why isn't Kiyor reading in Tehillas HaShem? Is it even necessary to recite Kiyor/Terumas hadeshen before Parshas tamid?

Dayan Raskin suggests (in his annotated edition of the Baal Hatanya's siddur, note 22) that since we're not actually Kohanim serving in the Beis Hamikdash, we don't need to say the section about the ...
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Are all prayers answered?

If I recall correctly, Rav Yaakov Hillel explains in Faith and Folly (it's possible that this is a mix of what I read there and what I have heard from Rav Yaakov Darmoni) that prayer is a force of ...
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Are all prayers answered?

The gemara in rosh hashana 18a say: מִפְּנֵי מָה זֶה יָרַד וְזֶה לֹא יָרַד, זֶה נִיצַּל וְזֶה לֹא נִיצַּל? זֶה הִתְפַּלֵּל וְנַעֲנָה, וְזֶה הִתְפַּלֵּל וְלֹא נַעֲנָה. מִפְּנֵי מָה זֶה נַעֲנָה וְזֶה ...
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Why is there no prayer for the return of prophecy?

The Rambam believed prophecy will return in the year 1216, independent of the Messiah's arrival. This doesn't answer your question about the lack of a prayer, but it does show that the Gedolim looked ...
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Source for Ancient Prohibition against Writing Prayers?

The Talmud describes what you wrote: Whoever has not seen the Double Colonnade of Alexandria in Egypt has not seen the glory of Israel. It was like a huge basilica that contained twice the number of ...
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Is there a siddur that has Ta'amei Mikra (trup) in it

R' Rallis Wiesenthal's siddur, Tefilloh Sefas Yisroel, is available on OpenSiddur and follows the Western Ashkenazi nusach. He includes trop on every instance where three or more words are quoted from ...
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Is there an audio recording for all of Nishmat Kol Chai?

These two sites have a wide selection of audio resources for different versions of part or all of Nishmas: https://www.nli.org.il/he/piyut/Piyut1media_010069500285705171/NLI https://offtonic.com/...
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What is the order of the Great Hallel (Hallel HaGadol)?

The Gemara in Pesachim 118A says that the entire point of this psalm is to extol The kindness of Hashem, that he provided sustenance to the world for 26 generations until the Torah was given: אָמַר ...
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Sidur de nusaj sefardi occidental - Western Sephardic Nusach Siddur

(Spanish below) There is a version of the Patah Eliyahou siddur (see link below), which is the most popular Sephardic siddur in France, published in Hebrew only. It includes both Western and Eastern ...
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שים / תן חלקנו בתורתך

The reason we don’t say ״מקדש ישראל והשבת” - unlike Yom Tov, where we say מקדש ישראל והזמנים״” - is because Shabbos is holy on it’s own, and doesn’t need the Supreme Court to sanctify it like by Yom ...
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