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One who puts on a tallit anytime during the day certainly fulfills a mitzvah and therefore makes the appropriate blessing. However, putting on a tallit at night may not fulfill a mitzvah, and therefore one does not bless. (Rema to Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 18:1) There is some controversy as to the definition of 'night' in this context: does it start at the ...


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I am a Karaite jew (from a Karaite family, raised in a Karaite community). I just posted a video introducing the Karaite liturgy and how it is composed. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrR6THBLhSA To answer your specific questions - yes, the modern siddur does have certain rabbinic influences. The reason for that is that the compiler ...


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According to the Talmud (Shabbat 30a) King David asked to die (before his allotted time) and while God did not accept this request, there does not seem to be any mention that this was an inherently problematic request: And as to what Solomon said, 'for a living dog is better than a dead lion', — that is as Rab Judah said in Rab's name, viz.; what is meant ...


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דבר פשוט הוא שכשאומר הלל ביחיד לא יאמר בהודו אחר יאמר נא ישראל ויאמרו נא בית אהרן ויאמרו נא יראי ד' הודו לד' כי טוב דזה אינו אלא בציבור או לפחות כשהם שלושה דאחד אומר יאמר נא והשנים משיבים ולא כשהוא יחידי ואפילו שנים אינם כלום אלא אם כן הם שלושה שאחד אומר והשנים משיבים It is an obvious matter that when one says Hallel alone he should not say in "הודו&...


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Ever so fitting, Jonah (Iyov) prayed for his death two times in the course of his ordeals. Chapter 4: And he prayed to G‑d, and said: "I pray thee, O G‑d, was not this my saying, when I was still in my own country? Therefore I fled beforehand to Tarshish; for I knew that You are a gracious G‑d, and merciful, slow to anger, and great in love and ...


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As far as your question what is the book of Merits/Sefer "Zechuyos"? The Chofetz Chaim zt"l explains that it is a hard request to understand as ממה נפשך (i.e. either way you look at it), if we have enough merits then it doesn't need to be written as a request, and if chas veshalom a person has many sins, what good does it achieve to write it, ...


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In the sefer Tiferes Uziel by HaRav Uziel Meisels here (second paragraph on the left column), he notes that these five books correspond to the five books of the Torah. They tally as follows: ספר חיים טובים - correlates to Bereishis which is where life was created and thus links with the book of good life. ספר גאולה וישועה - relates to Shemos where we see the ...


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Generalising the question: One of the themes on Rosh Hashanah is that Hashem should remember us for the good, e.g. וזכרנו לטובה ביום הזכרון הזה - Remember us for the good on this day of remembrance. This would appear to be a bizarre notion, in what way should Hashen remember us for good? Surely Hashem remembers us how we are? It would appear that we can ...


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פסקי תשובות אורח חיים סימן פט כב. שינה סמוך לעלות השחר או לאחריה  שם: דבתוך חצי שעה אסור להתחיל לאכול וכו' וה"ה לגבי ק"ש דאורייתא. ובסימן רל"ה (סקי"ז) כתב המשנ"ב עפ"י הגמרא כמו כן לענין שינה שאסור לישן חצי שעה קודם זמן ק"ש של ערבית שמא ימשך בשינתו ויפסיד המצוה, וכן כתב בסי' תרצ"ב (סקט"ו) לענין קריאת מגילה. ויש ...


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I am a Karaite Jew - raised in the Karaite tradition. A few notes: I just did a class on the Karaite liturgy that you can check out here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrR6THBLhSA. What he did in the siddur in question is print the evening siddur linearly (i.e. in the order in which the prayers are read, and there are various times when the day of the ...


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