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Counting the Ketoret ingredients

Kaf hachaim (48, 4) says to do so, quoting the ben ish chai (year 1, mikeitz, s.k. 8). The reasoning is so he will not err. Interestingly, he says to count only on the right hand, because reciting it ...
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Can an Ashkenazi write a Sephardi Torah?

It’s very clear to me they are not trained in the nusach. So: No. I Have Written What I Have Written.
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Is there a movement to centralize Rabbinical authority through all Jewish communities?

There's no real push either way. Firstly, there's no need. Each community's tradition, as long as it has a halachic basis, is valid and correct (This holds even in a case where two traditions are ...
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How does one pronounce the sefardi Ayin?

There is an excellent video discussing the proper pronunciation of the letter Ayin with several clear examples by Rabbi David bar Chaim from Machon Shilo. The relevant section begins at point 3:06-07 ...
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How does one pronounce the sefardi Ayin?

The correct pronunciation of Ayin is a voiced pharyngeal fricative. The simplest way to describe the sound to an English speaker, in my opinion, is by squeezing the throat and using your voice at the ...
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How to pronounce a mapiq (Sephardic)?

Mappiq always means that the letter is simply pronounced, as opposed to silent. It does not indicate anything about the vowel. Therefore, the correct pronunciation of your example is "virishtah.&...
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How do sefardim pronounce the tzerei follow by a yod?

Sephardim do not pronounce Yod after Tzereh. Sephardic pronunciation preserves the Masoretic tradition in this regard. See Dikduke Hataamim by Ben Asher, the Masorite who finished developing the usage ...
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