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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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I suspect that that refers to the Chazon Ish. The letters fit, and the Chazon Ish's rulings are often quoted alongside those of the Mishna Berura.


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It stands for הרב המגיד, meaning the מגיד משנה.


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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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There is a Sefer Halacha Pesuka (Volume 1 & Volume 2) on Yoreh Deah. If you compare the references in the Kaf Hachayim YD 75 to the Halacha Pesuka 2:75 you will see that the references matches.


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There is a sefer called Otzar Roshei Teivos - see it here and there is an older sefer with the same name that I can't find online, but probably your average Jewish book store would be able to get it for you. (Asuming you aren't needing to look these up when near a computer and want a small sefer for reference. The older sefer is smaller than the one I ...


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I use these websites to search for abbreviations. They're not perfect, but they have a good number. קיצורים וראשי תיבות בעברית ראשי תיבות


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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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Sometimes the name changes because it spells a "bad" idea, but sometimes it's done because the other one is just nicer. 1910 - תר"ע became עת"ר (from Ra - bad) 1912 - תרע"ב became תער"ב (like here) (from Rav - hunger) 1917 - תרע"ז became עזר"ת (like here) (Ezras - help) 1919 - תרע"ט became עטר"ת (like here) (Ateres - crown) 1938 - תרצ"ח became תרח"צ ...


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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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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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פה נטמן - here is buried/interred ...


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Isaac Moses has the answer. It is an honorific title. They are different as they don't apply equally, generally due to grammar considerations. In your second example, the only difference is grammar (in the linked question I added the one for the male side that wasn't there before). May he/she live. One exception is נ"י. In that context, as Isaac Moses ...


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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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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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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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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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It stand for מיימונידס‎ or מיימוני - Maimonides, i.e. the Rambam. I think they used this because it is the shortest way of referencing the Mishneh Torah.


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Here is a class about this topic http://www.insidechassidus.org/media/Classes/FALL/Elul/elul_5_acronyms.mp3



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