2. Correct punctuation and Nussach

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2. Correct punctuation and Nussach:[1]

During the ten days of repentance, which begin from Rosh Hashanah, one must be extra careful in punctuating the words of Davening correctly.[2] Due to this, a number of laws regarding punctuation and Nussach of wording is recorded in Poskim.[3]


[1] 582:7

[2] The reason: Since these are days of judgment [the words one says, even if his intent is otherwise, have affect, thus] one is to place special care in pronouncing the words with their correct punctuation. However, during the rest of the year, we do not suspect for a mispronunciation as [G-d] follows the person’s intention behind the word. [ibid]

[3] List of words and their correct punctuation, and correct Nussach: Lechaim versus Lachaim [Admur 582:7]; Lechaim Tovim versus Lechaim [582:8]; Mentioning Rosh Chodesh; Yom Teruah versus Zichron Teruah [582:9]; Omitting Moadim Lesimcha; Omitting Vehasieinu; Omitting Ein Anu Yecholim in Musaf [582:10] Udvarcha Emes versus Udvarcha Malkeinu by both Haftorah and Kiddush [582:11; Siddur-Udvarcha Malekinu Emes; Shaar Hakolel 42:11; Poskim in Kaf Hachaim 582:55] Shehashultan with Kamatz versus Shehashilton with Chirik [582:12; Levush; Taz 582:2; Mateh Moshe; Peri Chadash brought in Kaf Hachaim 582:37] Veharisha with Chirik under Shin. [582:13] Vechein Tzaddikim versus Az Tzaddikim [582:14] Yom Teruah Mikra Kodesh and Zichron Teruah Mikra Kodesh versus Beahava Mikra Kodesh. [582:14; Poskim in Kaf Hachaim 582:41] Uvichein Yiskadesh Shimcha-four times Uvichein based on Kabala. [Kaf Hachaim 582:35] Hayom Haras Olam-according to Kabala. [Kaf Hachaim 582:36] Aguda Echas versus Eguda Echas with a Patach or Segol [Mahril; Kneses Hagedola; Peri Chadash; Kaf Hachaim 582:37] Vesikva Tovah Ledorshecha versus Vesikva Tovah [Kaf Hachaim ibid in name of Arizal] Kol Harisha versus Ki Kol Harisha [Mateh Moshe 796; Kaf Hachaim ibid] Beashan Tichleh versus Keashan Tichleh [Mahril; Mateh Moshe; Peri Chadash; Siddur Rashash; Siddur Admur [Beashan]; Shaar Hakolel 42:6; Likkutei Mahrich 63a; M”E 692:14; Darkei Chaim Veshalom 711; Kaf Hachaim 582:37] Saying Beyom Menuchaseinu on Rosh Hashanah that falls on Shabbos [Poskim brought in Kaf Hachaim 582:48] Meloch Al Kol Haolam Kulo versus Meloch Al Haolam Kulo [Poskim brought in Kaf Hachaim 582:50]

Lechaim versus Lachaim Tovim: First one is to mention Lechaim and only afterwards in Ukesov Lechaim should he say Lechaim Tovim as first one asks for a small request and then increases in asking for more. [582:8]

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