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There are a few explanations for this. regarding the Keri oChtev in the Torah, the Gmara says (Nedarim 37):> אמר רבי יצחק: מקרא סופרים, וקריין ולא כתיבן וכתיבן ולא קריין (=היינו, 'קרי ולא כתיב' ו'כתיב ולא קרי'), הלכה למשה מסיני.  In other words, the differences were given already when the Torah was written. the reason that is given in Megila 25 is that the ...


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A contribution to an answer - This article on Reb Alter z”l has the following paragraph: Another of his original projects was the publication of a pamphlet which demonstrated some of the glaring mistakes in understanding gemoras made by Dr. Marcus Jastrow, author of the then widely used Talmudic dictionary. The booklet's entries were arranged in ...


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In a 1998 article in the journal Sinai, Ilana Katzenellenbogen examined the history of the division of the weekly Torah portion into seven ‘aliyot. 1 Many scholars, both traditional and academic, had assumed that the division as printed in standard humashim has been in existence since Geonic or even Talmudic times;2 however, ...


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There is scarce mention in the Talmud of specific Parshas as we know them. The only Parshiyos named are Tetzaveh, Ki Sisa, and Vayakhel (Megillah 29b-30a). Other than that, there is mention of certain sections of the Torah being read at certain times of the year (for example, the curses of Toras Kohanim before Shavuos - Megillah 31b), but no mention of any ...


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The מהר'ל in תיפארת ישראל , chapter 63 explains in length that these ketarim are actually secrets and deep ideas, related to concepts foreign to the materialistic perspective of the world. דע כי יש כתרים ותגין על אותיות התורה, שכשם שגוף התיבות מורים על דברי תורה עצמם, כך התגין שהם על האותיות שבתורה מורים על השגות דקות מאוד מאוד יוצאים מן התורה עצמה, ...


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SimpleToRemember.com has a mesorah chain that goes up through the RaM"A. From Rashi to the RaM"A looks like this: Rav Shlomo Yitzchaki - ‘“Rashi’” (1105) R’ Shmuel ben Meir (Rashbam) (1174) R’ Yaakov ben Meir (Rabbenu Tam) (1171) Eliezer Me-Metz (1175) Rokeach (1238) R’ Yitzchak of Vienna (Ohr Zaruah) Rav Meir of Rothenberg ...


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According to Hebrew Wikipedia he received Semicha from the Chacham Tzvi. קיבל סמיכה מאת החכם צבי Still following the trail at Hebrew WP, he, in turn, learned from his grandfather, R' Ephraim Hakohen (אפרים הכהן), author of the commentary Machaneh Ephraim on the Torah. He, in turn, learned from R' Moshe Lima (משה לימא), author of the commentary ...



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