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הבוכ"ע is an acronym for הבורא כל עולמים, meaning "the Creator of all worlds." To verify this, note the correlation of the acronym and the expression in this Google search.


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From what I understand, your second question is based on the assumption that every column begins what a Vav. While this seems to be common practice, it is frowned upon by the Poskim who seem to claim that it has no basis in halacha. See for example the Keseth HaSofer at the end of Ch. 4 - and the footnote there. He claims that the ווי העמודים - as it's ...


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"Im Bat Gilo" -- very roughly, "with a woman suited to his nature." The Gemara Nedarim 39b says that a hospital visit is especially efficacious for the sick fellow if the visitor is "ben gilo" with respect to the visitee. Rashi (or whatever medieval commentary there pretends to be Rashi) says simply -- "roughly the same age, not a young man visiting an old ...


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It's the Maharam MiRutenburg, the rebbe of the Rosh. Souce: my 8 years in yeshiva. That's what it stands for in all late European Rishonim where context doesn't demand otherwise.


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Abarbanel writes that, because there's a different order for the plagues in Psalms (78? 105? he's unclear), and one might think it's the chronological order (and the order in the Exodus is not, per אין מוקדם ומאוחר בתורה), Rabi Y'huda gave a mnemonic so one knows the chronological order. h/t Double AA


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פה נטמן - here is buried/interred ...


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There are many explanations of the intent of his divisions. Here is one: The Maharal points out that the plagues follow a pattern, split into units of 3 - the first of each group (plagues 1, 4, and 7) are preceded by a warning to Pharaoh issued by the Nile. The second of each group (2, 5, and 8) are preceded by a warning issued to Pharaoh while sitting on ...


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I was told that the reason is that since there is no 'thousands' letter equivalent, we tend to show it as a separate indicator. It is similar to people who write the secular year as a two digit rather than a four digit number. Thus, the thousand indicator is shown as the letter with an apostrophe.


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Here is a nice one: תְּהִלִּים קלח:ב - אֶשְׁתַּחֲוֶה. אֶל הֵיכַל קָדְשְׁךָ וְאוֹדֶה אֶת שְׁמֶךָ עַל חַסְדְּךָ וְעַל אֲמִתֶּךָ כִּי הִגְדַּלְתָּ עַל כָּל שִׁמְךָ אִמְרָתֶךָ בְּיוֹם. קָרָאתִי וַתַּעֲנֵנִי תַּרְהִבֵנִי בְנַפְשִׁי עֹז יוֹדוּךָ. יְהוָה כָּל מַלְכֵי אָרֶץ כִּי שָׁמְעוּ אִמְרֵי פִיךָ I built a site which calculated every possible gematria for ...


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The Lubavitcher Rebbe said that this abbreviation answers the question of what Hashem meant when He said that He "mocked" the Egyptians when he rescued B'nei Yisra'el from their land. This is alluded to by the fact that d'tza"ch ada"sh b'acha"v is numerically equivalent to the word asher from the pasuk (Sh'mos 10:1-2): בֹּא אֶל-פַּרְעֹה כִּי-אֲנִי ...


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Yes! I have always found קובץ ראשי תיבות וקיצורים and אוצר ראשי תיבות (free older print on HebrewBooks) to be extremely useful in breaking down roshei teivos that I did not understand. Additionally, while I haven't used them at all (and therefore can't vouch for their reliability/usefulness), these websites (1, 2) from a Google search may also be of use to ...


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Try the preface of an academic-style book on Talmud. The better editions of the Jastrow dictionary have an abbreviations page that I believe covers Talmud Bavli, Yerushlami, and Medrash including some names and lots of academic abbreviations other than titles.


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From this Hebrew site explaining abbreviations and acronyms in Hebrew. צו״צ means צדקתך וצדקתך צדקתך This Chabad site explains that צו״צ stands for the three posukim said on Shabbos mincha. שלושת הפסוקים שאומרים במנחה בשבת, which begin with the three words צדקתך, וצדקתך, צדקתך


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A rav explained to me that the word "Gilo" come from "gil" related to "gilah" meaning "joy". So, "Im bat gilo" means "the daughter of his joy". The concept seems slightly Kabbalistic, in the sense that one's true fullest joy is hidden until he gets married. When a man finds his Kallah, she draws out his inner joy, so that is the sense of being "bat gilo".


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Look in the luach roshei teivos in the back of the tanya. You'll find most of them there. Let me know if this helps


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Rav Yehuda made a siman for the 10 makkas D’tzach ,A’dash ,B’achav three distinct classes. The Kli Yakar explains why three separate classes. The מהרי"א explains that Paroh argued on three points 1)He didn’t believe in Hashem 2) Even if Hashem existed he created the world but doesn’t get involved. 3) He believed even if Hashem is involved he can’t change ...


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Another answer suggested by several Rishonim in their commentaries to the Hagadah (Rid, Pirush Kadmon, Shiboley Haleket): The following section of the Hagadah records an argument between several Sages regarding how many plauges the Egyptians were smitten with by the sea. R' Yossi Haglili maintains that they suffered from 50 plauges, R' Eliezer claims it was ...



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