Siyum HaShas Dispatch
Our intrepid correspondent writes from the Jersey Meadowlands:
The mincha minyan was huge and inspirational. All of us davened together in one loud and powerful voice. It was unreal.
Ever, the trouble-maker, I asked:
So I guess that makes it official: the 1000+ year-old nusach of our European ancestors has been completely superseded. Yay! Another victory for change and progress.
But because my heart is large, I worry about my co-religionists. I asked:
I wonder if the backwards people in attendance who aren't "with it" and still daven ashkenaz thought it was "huge and inspirational" to have their nusach ignored?
Don't be silly DovBear: How many people who daven ashkenaz learn Daf Yomi!
He was joking. I think.
But still great news about that old, outdated, nusach finally being put down, right?