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I don't have anything to say about the difference between the two, but two explanations of the Ashkenazi version in which the order is significant: Acharis Shalom (found in Otzar Mefarshei HaTefilla): Normally a doctor can either be a נאמן or a רחמן – he can follow through with the treatment or spare the pain. ה' is capable of being both a נאמן and a רחמן ...


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According to http://www.aishdas.org/asp/shalom-rav it is partly based on Nusach Bavel vs Nusach Eretz Yisrael Two variants of Shalom Rav were found in the Cairo Geniza. Given the similarities between Cairo and Israeli nusachos, it is assumed to have been the Nusach Eretz Yisrael in the days of the tannaim and Israeli amora’im. Another indication ...



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