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The Maharik (Shoresh 9) writes that the congregation have a right to refuse entry to a Kohen, thus enabling them to give the aliyah to someone else. The Chasam Sofer (OCH 25) rules that once the Kohanim agree to establish certain rules (and I think that becoming a member of the Shul implies an agreement to the constitution of the Shul), the Congregation has ...


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See O.C. 141:7. I have parenthetically added reasoning that is explained in Mishnah Berurah commentary): It says that one goes up to the migdal (i.e. the raised platform used for Torah reading) via the side closer to him (to avoid troubling the congregation and to demonstrate his love for the Torah) and exits on the side that is longer to return (to ...


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The sefer Nisuin KeHilchesa pg. 299 quotes in the name of Rav Elyashiv that two brothers, or a father and son, may recite sheva brachos in sequence, and one need not worry for ayin hara. So at the very least this concern doesn't apply to this case, although I don't know the difference why here no and there yes.


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Although at first glance, the act of standing by a wife when her husband is called up for an aliyah to the Torah appears to be similar to that of a child or student standing before their parent or teacher out of respect, it is actually coming from a completely different place. And to clarify, this has nothing to do with the subject of mutual respect which ...


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SA OC 139.1 במקום שנהגו שהעולה עצמו קורא בקול רם אם לא סידר תחלה הפרשה פעמים ושלש בינו לבין עצמו לא יעלה. ובמקום שהחזן קורא הוא צריך לסדר תחלה (בית יוסף): ‏ The Shulchan Aruch needs only fluency in reading {as a musician needs to repeat the Music sheet, velocity, rythm and just cantilation}. We can add as an explanation that if he prepared the ...


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Yes, you should follow your own minhag. That is to comply with the requirement of not abandoning the Torah of your Mother like is found in the She'iltot d'Rav Achai Gaon 67:2, Tur Orach Chaim 455:1, Chayei Adam, Shabbat and Festivals 127:1, Kol Bo 48:110. This is also the view of Chabad as explained by the Lubavitcher Rebbe himself in Torat Menachem ...


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The prayer Brich Shmeh from the Zohar Vayakhel 206a, which is recited during the Torah service contains the statement ולא על בר אלהין סמיכנא. Is the expression “we do not rely on bar elahin” a reference to Christianity? No. It is a reference to the ancient Jewish tradition of Moses ascending to Heaven1 to take the Torah down to earth, from the Angels (...


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The Artscroll Siddur has משכבותיהם for a group of men and משכבותיהן for a group of women.


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There is no "formal minhag" written about this that I'm aware of. But as I heard from a rabbi a long time ago, good "pro active" shuls are extremely in tune with making shul a complete family experience and chinuch as well as a love of mitzvoth is an integral part of all this. So including kids in various functions and tasks such as this, singing "Adon Olam"...


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