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The Shaliach tzibbur reciting "Hamelech" on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur from his seat

As quoted in this article there are a number of reasons given (although they all seem rather recent, maybe there’s earlier sources as well); Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that on the Yomim ...
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Question of a formulaic irregularity in the korbanos reading of the morning service

The Meshech Chochma explains that the Ketores that Moshe made for the ימי המילואם did not have מעלה עשן while the ones made for the future did. Therefore it doesn’t say לאמר because this was just for ...
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Any Stories of Tzadikim Praying for their Children?

וַיֹּ֥אמֶר אַבְרָהָ֖ם אֶל־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֑ים ל֥וּ יִשְׁמָעֵ֖אל יִחְיֶ֥ה לְפָנֶֽיךָ׃ And Avraham said to G-d: "May Yishmael live in Your service." Bereishis 17:18
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Abudraham on the Siddur - Edition

The Machon Keren Re'eim publishing house has a beautiful 2-volume and 3-volume set. Sadly they both appear to be out of stock. An older edition produced by Machon Even Yisroel which does not have as ...
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If Hashem doesn't change, how does prayer work?

It depends on your what one defines as change. Genesis 6:6 says that "God regretted that He had created man on earth." If God could not change at all then there would be no possibiltity of ...
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Phrasing in unetanah tokef

Prof. Reuven Kimmelman in his essay "U-n’taneh Tokef as a Midrashic Poem", p. 133, n. 77 writes: "Some recent versions,1 oblivious to the import of the "but" of the next ...
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Why do we only put on tefillin once a day?

The M"A 37:2 brings a shita that holds one should indeed put on Tefillin by Mincha. The Beer Heitiv 37:3 brings it as well and adds that the Shle"a says not to wear it on Erev Shabbos. The ...
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Why do we only put on tefillin once a day?

I have also heard that our Jewish ancestors, specifically during the time of the Temple, used to wear tefillin throughout the day. Looking at the Kitzer Shulchan Aruch, as well as related questions, ...
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Meaning of "gives sight to the blind"?

The Abudraham on his commentary to Birchas Hashachar explains that being that the eyes were closed, not really blind, it is still included in the words of this blessing כשמעביר ידיו על עיניו מברך ...
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What, if anything, is the minimum amount one must be covered for prayer?

According to halacha in the Kitzer Schulchan Aruch (Siman 12:1) "one must dress himself in dignified garments when he goes to pray in the manner of one who is going [to appear] before an ...
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What, if anything, is the minimum amount one must be covered for prayer?

For Modeh Ani, minimum clothing requirements for this 12-second prayer include : Bare Feet (no socks or shoes), with short sleeve shirt (covering elbows) as described in [Mishna Berurah 2:1]; Non-...
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Where do the Jewish prayers in the Siddur come from?

This is a complicated question to answer. The siddur is made up of different prayers brought together from different eras. I will not give you an exhaustive list as that could be the subject of a ...
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Where do the Jewish prayers in the Siddur come from?

Try the translated (not transliterated) Artscroll. It will tell you which pieces are direct Psalms, and have footnotes when pieces are lifted (verbatim or paraphrased) from where in Tanach. The main ...
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Orthodox Prayer and Ritual Book in English with physical motions described?

Hello Attribute and welcome to mi yodeya. The following link is to an old book that might be exactly what you are looking for. It is called, To Pray as a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and the ...
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