Finkelstein, Davar beIto, sec. 1, no. 19; R. Joel Schwartz, Avodat haLev, Laws of Prayer for Women, sec. 1, no. 3; R. Ovadiah Yosef, MiShiurei Maran haRishon leTsiyyon Rabbeinu Ovadiah Yosef Shelita, I, Gilyon 16, Bereshit 5756, sec. 10, p. 63; R. Isaac Yosef, Otsar haDinim laIsha ve-laBat, sec. 3, no. 12 and par. 13; R. Isaac Yosef, Kitsur Shulhan Arukh Yalkut Yosef, O.H. sec. 106, no. 5; R. Isaac Yosef, Yalkut Yosef - Kol Torah, Kovets E (Tishre 5764), p. 2; R. David Yosef, Halakha Berura, V, sec. 106, no. 4, Birrur Halakha, note 4; R. Jekuthiel Judah Halberstam, Resp. Divrei Yatsiv, O.H. I, sec. 62; R. Raphael Blum, Resp. Birkhot Shamayim, O.H., sec. 46; R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach cited by R. Nahum Stepansky, veAleihu Lo Yibol, I, O.H., letter 19, p. 319, and by R. Tuvia Friend, Shalmei Mo’ed – beInyanei Hag uMo’ed, sec. 2, p. 5; Halikhot Shlomo, I, Tefilla, sec. 15, Devar Halakha no. 5; Resp. Mishne Halakhot, Mahadura Tinyana, V, O.H. sec 39; R. Menachem Nissel, Rigshei Lev, Chap. 3, parag. 8-12, and notes 8-12.
98.See infra, note 102.
99.Among contemporary sources, see R. Ovadiah Hadaya, Resp. Yaskil Avdi, VII, Kunteres Aharon, O.H. sec. 2; R. Moses Feinstein, Resp. Igrot Moshe, O.H. III, sec. 7. While some of the halakhic consequences of kavvana are muted in our day (see, e.g., Shulkhan Arukh, O.H. sec. 98, no. 2 and Rema, O.H. sec. 101, no. 1), we are required to do all we can to maintain an optimal level (see Mishna Berura, sec. 98, no. 7). In any case, R. Moses Sternbuch, Mo’adim uZmanim, I, sec. 9, and Resp. Teshuvot veHanhagot, I, sec. 74 and III, sec. 36, maintains that kavvana plays an even more critical role in women’s prayers than it does in those of men.
100.Resp. Radbaz, III, sec. 472 (910); R. Joshua Falk, Perisha, O.H. sec. 101, end of no. 7—cited approvingly by Peri Megadim, Mishbetsot Zahav, O.H. sec. 101, end of no. 1 and Mishna Berura, O.H. sec. 101, Bi’ur Halakha, s.v. “deAti”; Shulhan Arukh haRav, O.H. sec. 101, sec. 3; R. David Ortinberg, Tehilla leDavid, O.H. sec. 101, sec. 2; R. Shalom Mordechai haKohen Shvadron, Da’at Torah, O.H. sec. 90, no. 9; R. Jacob Saul Kassin, Ketsinei Erets, sec 6; R. Ben-Zion Aba Shaul, Resp. Or leTsiyyon, II, sec. 7, no. 20; R. Judah Naki, Resp. meEin Omer (Oral rulings of R. Ovadiah Yosef), I, Hilkhot Tefilla, sec. 147.
101.Meiri, Berakhot 27a (ed. R. S. Dickman, p. 99); R. Hayyim Mordechai Margaliot, Sha’arei Teshuva, O.H. sec. 52, sec. 1; R. Joseph Mashash, Otsar haMikhtavim, I, sec. 316, no. 5; R. Moses Sternbuch, Resp. Teshuvot veHanhagot, II, sec. 62.