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Normal matza is "watched completely from grinding to baking" -- yes, at the baking stage it's matza, at the grinding stage it's "flour." So we refer to extra-shmurah as "matza that was watched completely, from harvesting to baking."


First of all, welcome. The top of your tallit has the blessing. With nikkudim, it reads: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה׳ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו, וְצִוָּנוּ לְהִתְעַטֵּף בַּצִּיצִת Translation: Blessed are you, Eternal, our G-d, King of the Universe, Who has sanctified us with your Commandments and commanded us to wrap ...


In hebrew the letter sound for 'B' and 'V' are the written using the same letter - 'Bet'. Leib is a transliteration of LEV - or heart. In addition, Hebrew adjectives follow nouns which is vice versa to English. So you and I would write in English, "he is a clever boy" but the Hebrew translation would read "he is a boy clever". Hence, Ariyeh Leib - ...


Excerpt from Be'urei Hatefila citing Maharsh"a on Sanhedrin 42a: The word: “crown” as used in this prayer is a reference to the lost monarchy of King David. We pray for it to return. That is why we include a line that refers to the monarchy of King David as being inviolate, as we explained earlier. The word: glory in this context represents the ...


א מענטש מוס טאן נישט אויפטאן = "A Mentsch muss tun, nicht auftun" is a very known thought and saying in Jewish Ethics


Basically it means that this is a phrase or explanation that can be easily misunderstood or can cause trouble for Jews if it is explained openly or translated. Thus, it is saying that someone who has learned sufficiently to understand the hint that has been given can understand the answer, but the intelligent person will keep silent and not go into more ...


This answer is my own thoughts, although I would not be surprised if this is mentioned elsewhere. When we make a Bracha we are building up. First we mention Hashem, then we say אלוקינו - which indicates the God of the Jews, then we say Melech Haolam - which indicates the king of the entire world.


The variant i'm used to hearing is that daleth without a dagesh should sound like the "th" sound in the english word "the." Here is a video according to this tradition, a Mizrahi accent, non Yemenite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSAu-wBvYHg


Very roughly: The tablets are two, written earnestly, in them commandments ten, examined as testimony. [The Jews] heard [the 1st commandment] "I am ..." and [the 2nd] "you shall not have ..." from the Almighty, and the laws [i.e. the remaining 611 commandments] they kept Bless the One who let His congregation experience the perfect Torah within it their ...

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