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The Aruch Hashulchan 91:7 writes what is quoted in the Shulchan Aruch that one should have his hands clasped, right over left ... However, he ends off saying that not all people are the same, and it may be difficult for one to daven like that, so rather he should do what helps him pray better. Text of Aruch Hashulchan:


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See Shulchan Aruch 95:3 who writes that one places ones hands over ones heart with the right hand being over the left hand. מניח ידיו על לבו כפותין (פירוש כקשורין) הימנית על השמאלית ועומד כעבד לפני רבו


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Rav Moshe Heinemann says One should kiss his ציצית and תפילין through his mask at the places where he is נוהג to kiss them.


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The mishna brura gives a general guideline of how ones attire should be when davening 90:1 Specifically that one should see themselves standing in front of a king and with awe and dress accordingly. These days, due to the pandemic, it is perfectly normal to visit the president of the U.S. or the prime minister of Israel with a mask and probably it is ...


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In his siddur Rav Yaacov Emden brings the source to say it from the kisvey haari. He then includes a paragraph where the Ari connects the time of nisiyas kapayim, when the cohanim's hands are outstretched, as a time of shefah (a blessing of plenty) from Hashem so it appears to be a very special time to ask for things from Hashem, and presumably, hence the ...


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You can see the whole answer here including what nakE wrote that there are allusions to yom kippur katan in the pasuk and gemora and that yom kippur katan has been done at least since the 15th century. This source answers why is the day of yom kippur katan on erev rosh chodesh and not on rosh chodesh itself and that is that since rosh chodesh is a happy day, ...


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The Talmud in Berachot 30b explains why we do not repeat Shemoneh Esrei on Rosh Chodesh evening: אמר רב ענן אמר רב טעה ולא הזכיר של ר"ח ערבית אין מחזירין אותו לפי שאין בית דין מקדשין את החדש אלא ביום אמר אמימר מסתברא מילתא דרב בחדש מלא אבל בחדש חסר מחזירין אותו א"ל רב אשי לאמימר מכדי רב טעמא קאמר מה לי חסר ומה לי מלא אלא לא שנא R. 'Anan said in ...


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As much as I wish we could have tosefes Rosh Chodesh, Rav Doniel Schreiber writes quotes the Magen Avraham (OC 419:1) saying that there is no such thing. He continues by quoting the Mishnas Ya'avetz (OC 12) explaining that the reason we can say Ya'aleh Veyavo during an earlier Ma'ariv is because the tefillah relates to the next day and is enough to justify ...


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who composed the Yom Kippur Katan prayers? Little Yom Kippur in Judaism is a name for fasting and Taanit customs, and the saying of forgiveness, which is practiced every New Year's Eve, and when Rosh Hashanah begins on Saturday or Sunday, precedes "Yom Kippur" on Thursday. The custom of the custom is probably in Safed, and it is mentioned in the ...


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So there is a practical element that is pointed out by the Mishna Berurah (90:28) who notes that a larger minyan is preferable albeit with a caveat: אם יש לו שתי בתי כנסיות ואחד יש בו ברוב עם מצוה להתפלל בו יותר. כתבו האחרונים דאם יש בבהכ"נ של רוב עם רוב בלבול ואין אדם שומע לא תפלה ולא קה"ת מוטב להתפלל בביתו בעשרה. In summary: A shul with a ...


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Aruch HaShulchan Orach Chaim 233:7 writes that ideally, one ought to pray mincha between mincha ketana (9:30) and plag hamincha (10:45). This is based on Rambam Hilchot Tefilla 3:4. Aruch HaShulchan understands that practically the tamid was always offered before plag hamincha, because they needed time for the ketoret, nesachim etc. afterwards. However, bedi'...


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FYI, mincha ketana begins from 9.5 hours into the day (where an hour is a "shaa zemaniyos" hour which is based on the length of time between netz and skiyah or alos and tzies hakochvaim) so "just before shekiya" falls within the range of mincha ketana. They're not two different times unless you meant to say at the beginning of mincha ...


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For Mincha The Sheilot utshuvot haRadvaz (Rav David Ben Zimra Rav in Egypt 16th century) 1,676 says that ideally Mincha should be done after Mincha Ketana (2.5 Halachik hours before night time when dividing daylight into 12 hours) when possible because that was the time of the Korban Tamid. Ideally, only if one is certain he won't miss the time for Davening ...


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In answer to your 2nd question, the following is taken from the Weekly Parsha titled "From the Orchards of Jerusalem" by Daneal Weiner: When would have been the most appropriate time for Moshe to pray for entrance to Erets Yisrael? That would have been the last Rosh Hashanah (R"H) he experienced. Moshe knows that B"Y is going in to E'Y ...


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Rabbi Elyashiv says Yehoshua as Moshe's talmid there would have been no doubt we wouldn't do anything wrong, all the Meraglim know this. Moshe therefore was worried that if things turned out badly they would possibly try and kill yehoshua, and yehoshua would take a strong open stand about this, so Moshe davened so that Yehoshua would be unharmed. Calev was ...


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Why recite the Psalms verses out of order ? Well, write them in order first, and then notice that, in each case, a small modification helps make more sense of the text; thus, 22:29 For the kingdom is the LORD'S; and He is the ruler over the nations. 24:7-10 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; that the King of glory ...


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I think you may have a mistaken assumption. It seems like you are assuming that Karaites have an entirely different tradition than we do. But the reality is that Karaites broke off from Rabbinic Judaism. Karaites are not the direct descendants of the Sadduccees (anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong), but are a group of Rabbinic-ish Jews who felt "...


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A great resource for questions on prayer for gentiles, and the Seven Laws, is this: https://asknoah.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=5 There's an entire booklet dedicated to prayer for Noahides written by Rabbi Moshe Weiner. And a portion of it is written in his great work The Divine Code. https://asknoah.org ** I found the exact question you ask here: ...


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Here is a Ma’aseh Rav showing that R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai recited this blessing after recovering from an illness which does not seem to have been particularly dangerous or life-threatening, but merely very uncomfortable. In his diary entry for June 14th, 1776 he writes: Friday, Shelah: some of the community leaders came to see me concerning ‘our ...


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1) The Shulchan Aruch and the Rema both hold that we say Amen at the end the third bracha of the Birkhat HaMazon ("Boneh Yerushalayim") because that point is the end of the d'oraita Birkhat HaMazon, and the entire fourth bracha is mi derabanan. Nusach Sephardi / Edot HaMizrach is stringent to say amen softly so as not to lessen the importance of the fourth ...


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