[Avodah] Shva Na's etc.

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Tue May 14 09:29:56 PDT 2019

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 09:25:27AM -0400, Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer via Avodah wrote:
: As sha"tz during my aveilus for my mother a"h I daven out of the
: large AS siddur. It has started me trying to do, one could say at
: long last, trying to do shva na's.
: I also was caught once saying l'eyla in kaddish me'l'ra.
: I am soliciting recommendations for an Ashkenaz siddur that will
: help me out with these (and perhaps other) enhancements of tefillah.

My tallis bag usually has a pocket-size Siddur Tefillah Simanim, from
the people who gave you the tiqun with a parallel name and format.

I noticed from discussions on Mesorah that R Seth Mandel (PhD Semitic
Languages) disagrees with Simanim less often than ArtScroll. (But I
CCed RSM to let him speak for himself, if he so chooses.)

Additionally, Simanim has nice notes in the margin, kind of rashei peraqim
to keep kavanah on track. (As expected, I don't always agree with their
decisions, but more often than most.)

It *can* be a bit of an information overload. For someone our generation
or older, I would also recommend the full size edition, as even with
reading glasses, seeing all the simanim in the pocket-size is a challenge.

So, if that's too busy, Koren.

Moving beyond your actual request:

If you want to see what the 19th cent O-Haskalishe gramarians (including
R Shlomo-Zalman Hanau [Raza"h] and R Wolf Heidenheim [Ravva"h]) did to
Nusach Ashkenaz, you need an Eizor Eliyahu. The footnotes contrast older
nusachos to their and the Gra's emendations.

Tir'u baTov!

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