Monday, June 5, 2006
More on (no) אקדמות
Reb Shaul Yedidya Elazer of Modzitz
As a former Hungarian-Peylisher-Telzer I like to see וואס עס טוט זיך ביי אנדערע so when I saw the שטורעם that other circles make of אקדמות I decided to investigate.
Here's what Heichel Hanegina quotes from Modzitz
I've seen where they say in the name of Reb YD of Belz that his Chassidim should have "Mesiras Nefesh" to recite it with a Minyan.
In other places the אקדמות is the highlight of the Yom Tov.
We all know the וויכוח between the AR and RLY of Barditchev about the recitation of ושמרו on Friday night. The Barditchever said that it's a יריד ביי וועלכע עס קומט די גאנצע פמלי' של מעלה, to which the Alter Rebbe replied אז נישט צו יעדען יריד דארף מען גיין , meaning that it's טאקע געוואלדיג, yet we do not attend. ונימוקו עמו, which in that case would (maybe) mean since the ושמרו is a הפסק, so the הלכה takes precedence.
The old Minhag of starting the first Posuk and then saying Akdomus, which the AR brings as the מנהג הראשונים, has since been changed by all קהלות, hence there is no problem with being מפסיק in middle of קריאת התורה. Still, the Minhog in Lubavitch was not to say it. I have yet to hear a reason why.