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    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    Yup, that’s right. It’s another siddur thread.

    I was searching through the introductory section of the Artscroll Ashkenaz siddur the other day to see if it said which traditional siddur they used as their basis, or at least which regional custom. I could find nothing of the sort. There is a vague reference in regards to how they order the bedtime shema that they go by the order traditional used by “most siddurim” even though it’s contrary to most poskim. This seems to also be the case with how they put birkas hatorah between asher yatzar and elokai neshama.

    It’s definitely not based off of the Yekishe rite, and it’s definitely not based off of Nusach HaGra. What’s it based off of?

    Also, while we’re here, on what do they base their Nusach Sephard? They had to pick some Chassidus’ interpretation of the Nusach, right?

    #1581563

    iacisrmma
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    Have you thought about contacting ArtScroll directly to see if they can search their archives from 30 years ago to find the answer?

    #1584065

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    The blue siddur with unclear words.

    #1584077

    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    You mean the Shilo?

    #1584115

    chaim flatbush
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    And it is also based on the chasam sofer oberlandish nissach adhkenaz.

    #1584124

    The little I know
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    For many generations, the commonly available siddurim in both Ashkenaz and Sfard were created by publishers. The true Sephardic nuschaos are far more reliable as coming from a reputable source, but those in the Ashkenazic realm, including the contemporary Ashkenaz and Sfard lack this feature. There are siddurim that are based on kabala from the Ari Zal, and these also include many differences. Ultimately, the base siddur for all of these Ashkenazic nuschaos is the Roedelheim Siddur that was published by Rav Volf Heidenheim (talmid of Rav Nosson Adler, and chaver to the Chasam Sofer). he published his siddur 8 times, with modifications in each subsequent edition. It was probably republished after his death, but i don’t know if there were changes.

    Nusach is a complex issue, and there are many, many nushchaos, with variations in many of them. It is not uncommon for combinations between features of one nusach and those of another, with such traditions occurring in the Litvishe velt just as in the Chassidishe velt.

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    laskern
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    There is a difference of opinion among the Ashkenezim when to say the Yom on Shabbos. The Chasam Sofer’s siddur has it after shacharis, whereas the Otzar Hatfilos has it before Anim Zemiros and the Artscroll has it after it.

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    #1584136

    iacisrmma
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    Most ashkenazic siduurim that I own have the yom after Anim Zemiros.

    #1584150

    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    “There is a difference of opinion among the Ashkenezim when to say the Yom on Shabbos. The Chasam Sofer’s siddur has it after shacharis, whereas the Otzar Hatfilos has it before Anim Zemiros and the Artscroll has it after it.”

    The Mishnah Berurah also says to say it after Shachris (he brings the other opinion as a yesh omrim). I wonder why most siddurim seem to have the tradition to go with the yesh omrim; as iacisrmma pointed out, it’s not just Artscroll it’s most Ashkenaz siddurs (if not all).

    #1591132

    Redleg
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    In the YI style minyan in Florida that I daven in they say the Yom after Shacharis as per the MB cited above. Is that the official YI nusach?

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    iacisrmma
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    redleg: There is no official YI policy regarding nusach (most YI branches daven ashkenaz). Not sure what a YI style is. Most ashkenazic minyanim say the yom after musaf.

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