Audio Roundup 2017:17

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by Joel Rich

A number of years ago, we had a physical meeting (do people do that anymore?) of Hirhurim folks. Someone recently asked me about my statement there about how I speed up shiurim. I’m happy to say I eventually gave up the tape recorder method (effective, but very time consuming). [I still have one and blank tapes if anyone wants]. I now download the mp3s, (some sites don’t allow downloads, so I don’t use those sites) and then transfer them to my iPhone via iTunes. I then use Speedup Player (Pro) to speed them up.

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When you were first taught about tfila, were you taught to stand before Vayivarech David or Baruch Hashem L’olam?

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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent local lecturer on various Torah topics in West Orange, NJ and supports his Torah listening habits by working as a consulting actuary.

One comment

  1. I know minhag Chabad (and I think I saw also in a siddur of Viznitz-Monsey) to stand at the beginning of Baruch Hashem L’olam. The sefer שערי תפילה ומנהג (about Minhagei Chabad; https://www.otzar.org/wotzar/Book.aspx?181495&amp😉 pg 164 and on, has a very nice explanation about the purpose of these pessukim, and how they serve as somewhat of a bracha acharonah on the “ikar” of pesukei d’zimra, namely the Hallelukas. This may be the reason some stand during them.
    Does anyone else outside of these groups have this minhag?

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