a milsa d’b’deechusa (a joke)
If my father’s chassidish and my mother’s a Litvak, does that make me multi-ethnic? 🙂
From Rashi on Avodah Zarah 7b (d’tanya R’ Eliezer…) it’s mashma that one shd do hisbodedus before davening S’ Esrei (assumedly Shachris)
The history of Psukei d’Zimra is VERY interesting. For example, Mizmor Shir is relatively late, only from the Arizal. The Tur and Mechaber don’t mention it! It seems that the Litvaks didn’t add it till the Yesod v’Shoresh HaAvodah championed it.
It’s very good to pour out your heart to God as you would to a true good friend.
— Rebbe Nachman of Breslov