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The Torah Matzav
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The German Antisemites
The שו"ת דברי מנחם (R. Mendel Steinhart
writes, "Germany is a civilized country and
friendly towards the Yidden, therefore there
is no reason to say (Mondays & Thursdays)
"כי היינו לעג וקלס בגויים" and should be removed from the
Siddur since it is not true and this might even create
A few years later they also removed the תפילה
of אב הרחמים from the 1831 edition, of the
In its place, they printed in German " The tefillah
was made for the times of the Barbarians
therefore we removed it."
The next edition of the Siddur, Heidenheim put it back in. It is very
likely they did so because
the Reform Siddur was published at that time and they too removed
the אב הרחמים.