We are organizing a Chaburah to be led by R' Tzvi Abraham of our minyan to study customs of Ashkenaz. Meets on Shabbos day after our Friday night minyan of each Rosh Chodesh. 4 PM, at Maasas Mordechai. 1 hour in length.
The topic of the first shiur: Birchos Hashachar
We will examine the order of the blessings as they are listed in the Gemara, Siddur Tefilas Yeshurun, the siddur of Nusach Ashkenaz Poland and siddurim of Chochmei Askenaz, and then address a macholekes between Rav Amram Gaon and the Tur, bringing to bear the opinion of the Agur. In the course of the discussion, we will cite Tosephos, Tosephos Harosh, and the Taz on the Tur, and examine interpretations of brochos in the Siddurim of the Rokeach and Yaakov Emden. If there is time, we will consider the position of the Mishneh Brurah (Shulchan Aruch siman 46, sif 5) and whether it applies to Yekkim who daven nusach Ashkenaz Mesores Ashkenaz.