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What is the closing psalm at Chabad services about?

I believe that what you are referring to is part of the daily break-down of the Torah, Sefer Tanya and the book of Psalms that Lubavitchers refer to as Chitas (which stands, of course, for "Chumash, ...
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Short prayer after a vort or dvar torah

You are thinking of the famous saying of chazal (our Rabbis of blessed memory) found in Makkos 23b and famous for being mentioned at the end of Pirkei Avos: רִבִּי חֲנַנְיָא בֶּן עֲקַשְׁיָה אוֹמֵר ...
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Why was it the Arizal's custom that Yigdal not be said?

The MaVar YaBok brings that The Arizal was particular not use anything from the Achronim (not in our sense of the word rather later authorities ,not sure the starting point),rather only use prayers ...
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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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אין כערכך ואין זולתיך - a mistaken addition?

T'fila L'Moshe by Rav Aharon Lopiansky quotes Rav Y'huda ben Yakar as linking the two components in this way, with each later line being an explanation of its preceding word pair(+) (emphasis mine). ...
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Al gav or al gabei – singular or plural?

This is a controversial issue. If you look at older siddurim, like the one of R' Yaakov Emden, who, besides his other talents, was an exceptional authority on grammar, you can find the על גבי version ...
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why do we skip mizmor l'toda on pesach but still bring the sacrifice with our lips in eyzeh mekoman?

We say the mishna of Eizehu Mekomon so that everyone should learn some mishnayos every day (Shulchan Aruch siman 50). This reasoning applies even when we can't bring some of the korbanos (such as on ...
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Each section of the Shemonei Esrei representing a section in the Beis HaMikdosh

Can be found in sefer Iyun Tefilla by Rav Shimon Schwab from page xxx-xxxiii, sorry if formatting or pictures don't work it's my first time posting pictures :)
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Source for Modeh Ani

Sefer Seder Hayom from Rabbi Moshe Ben Machir.First edition (Venezzia) in year שנ"ט" (1599)". See here At the begining of the Sefer: ובקומו מיד מודה אני מלפניך מלך חי וקים שהחזרת בי ...
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Is there a source for standing during ברכות השחר (from אשר נתן לשכוי through הגומל חסדים...) as many have the custom of doing?

When it comes to standing for Birkat Hashachar, the following sources write that one should stand: Ishei Yisrael 5:14 writes that some have the practice to stand. Piskei Teshuvot 46:3 writes that ...
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Morning blessing before Shema - why "Borei et Hakol" and not "Borei Ra"?

Thanks to JoelK for pointing to this answer on MY which mentions the gemara in Brachot 11b which already points out the same issue. On that gemara, artscroll comments The reason for this deviation ...
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What was the order of "Shacharit" in the Bet Hamikdash?

After the korban tamid was slaughtered, skinned and butchered, its blood thrown on the altar and its limbs placed on the altar's ramp, they would gather in the lishkat hagazit and recite: Ahavat Olam ...
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Short prayer after a vort or dvar torah

From https://outorah.org/p/4589/ The Rabbis’ Kaddish (“Kaddish D’Rabbanan”) is recited after a public lecture in the Oral Torah. There is an opinion that the primary practice is to recite this ...
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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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Why don't we say Ein KeLokeinu on Tisha BeAv?

Nit'ei Gavriel, Hilchot Bein HaMetzarim 62 fn 7 quotes an explanation from Responsa Zera Emet as to the common custom to omit shir shel yom and ein kelokeinu from shacharit and instead to recite them ...
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Learning before Davvening

The Piskei Teshuvot writes that people are not stringent about learning before prayers, and that anyone who finds it easier to learn before prayers based on his daily schedule may do so. He adds that ...
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Should one recite Mourner's Kaddish between the daily Psalm and Psalm 27?

In principle you could say Kaddish on just a couple verses, but you don't usually see people stopping after every few lines of the daily Psalm to say Kaddish because the general rule* is to always ...
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Saying Pesukei DiZimra after Davening

The Tur (Orach Chaim § 52) brings a dispute about this. Someone asked Rav Netronai Gaon if they can skip Pesukei D'Zimra and say it after their prayers, and he responded no. Rather, they should say an ...
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Why was it the Arizal's custom that Yigdal not be said?

Sefer Masos Kapay quotes the Siddur Hageonim Vihamekubalim that the Arizal insisted on only saying piyutim authored by Rishonim because those could be trusted to be al derech haemes, but the later ...
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Davening Netz or Selichos

Rav Chaim Kanivesky (Daas Noteh 1:page 192:10) was asked this question. He answered "with certainty davening vasikin(source in gemara) is more important than selichos(just a minhag),but the main ...
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Why don’t we learn Torah directly after Birchas HaTorah?

"Does anyone actually learn Torah directly following Birchas HaTorah at the beginning of Shachris?" Yes! For general halachic context to studying before Shacharit see: http://halachipedia.com/...
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Is Misheyakir affected by clouds?

According to at least one opinion, yes it is though I don't know exactly how seriously to take this source. What is the earliest time you can make a bracha on your talis/tzitzis? Of course, the ...
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What is the source for attempting to avoid daily challenges?

Sanhedrin 107a: אמר רב יהודה אמר רב לעולם אל יביא אדם עצמו לידי נסיון שהרי דוד מלך ישראל הביא עצמו לידי נסיון ונכשל אמר לפניו רבש"ע מפני מה אומרים אלהי אברהם אלהי יצחק ואלהי יעקב ואין אומרים ...
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Why mention the tzitzit in the evening service?

It is not for Tsitsit but , but it is a part of the Shema, the set of the 3 paragraphs. I See Berachot 21a Rab Judah said: If a man is in doubt whether he has recited the Shema', he need not ...
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Can a woman daven shacharit after chatzot (midday) has passed?

Common sense says no... being exempt of time-bound mitzva does not mean that they can ignore time altogether, otherwise we would see women take lulav at chanuka...
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What are the heterim for davening before neitz?

It seems to me that you are asking two different questions. For the first, it is far from clear that davening before neitz is any problem compared to davening later - which I think you're assuming. ...
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What are the heterim for davening before neitz?

In Shulchan Aruch O.C. 89:8 we find the following codification: בשעת הדחק כגון שצריך להשכים לדרך יכול להתפלל משעלה עמוד השחר Under pressing circumstances, e.g. that he needs to rise early for the ...
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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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