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I have an answer to 1 and 3. The trop in the haftara beracha serves as a warm up so the layner can adjust to the haftarah trop after using the different torah trop. When I read the after beracha, I do read it with a tune just as I read the before beracha.


SA OC 284, MB quotes L'vush who wonders why a complete Navi is not used. Taz and Magen Avrohom hold that even printed on paper and not rolled is good. Magen Avrohom and Eiliya Rabba say that even so a complete Navi is required, and not what is included in the chumash. MB continues: if a printed Navi is not available, there is to be lenient in order not to ...


I once read Megillat Esther privately to an elderly student of R Ahron Solveichik who could not attend a public reading for health reasons. Before he recited the blessings he told me that R Ahron Soloveichik once reported to him that his grandfather, R Chaim Soloveitchik, believed that the blessings attached to the Torah readings are part of the Mitzva of ...

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