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R Yisroel Reisman in his book Pathways of the Prophets asks exactly your question (p. 440) and answers In a previous life, Reuven may have lived as Yaakov. Today Yaakov is no longer alive. Still, Yaakov's enemies may be speaking lashon hara about him, even today. A person should want to forgive even these sins. Thus, each and every day he forgives anyone ...


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R' Ezekiel Landau was asked this question and in a short responsum (Noda Bihuda OC 4; below) suggested that the text of the daily prayers needs to be available for use in additional voluntary prayers for those who want to offer such, while if the verses of the Tamid were included the prayer text could only be used at the standard fixed times. Musaf prayers ...


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This article by Rabbi Yosef Melamed of Denver Kollel answers your question: The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 89:54) rules that someone who is hungry or thirsty may eat or drink before davening. The Mishna Berura qualifies this ruling as referring to one who is very hungry or very thirsty (Mishna Berura ibid.:25). The source of this halacha is the Rambam (...


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I think there's a pasuk that begins and ends with almost every letter combination, even though some aren't in the siddur. I found a few options online for helping with pesukim for names that aren't in the siddur: This website has a list of pesukim by first and last letter, including ones that aren't in the siddur: https://web.archive.org/web/20140803215133/...


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Thanks to Joel K for this link Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Aurbach Zatzal answers that when the people come for Sucos they are wearing summer clothing and can't handle the rain, and therefore we delay until 7 Cheshvan, however whe they come for Pesach they are wearing winter clothing and can handle the rain. Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv Zatzal answers that to stop ...


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A related question was the topic of an episode of "Dimensions of the Daf." Rambam in one place (which I think is your citation) says about the Amidah that if you did not have kavanah, you must start again. But elsewhere he says that if one had kavanah at the beginning but not in the middle of the Amidah then you don't restart. The explanation ...


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