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It comes from the Shabbat, the seventh day of creation. The creation of the universe was completed by the creation of the Shabbat. The day that Hashem "stopped" the creation. That is also why the eighth day (the day of bris milah) symbolizes going over and above the universe of space-time. Rav Hirsch among other meforshim says that this is the basic ...
The furtive hiriq is a way to indicate the pronunciation that diverges from the received consonantal tradition, sometimes called a qere perpetuum. Another qere perpetuum is the name יִשָּׂשכָר which is always pronounced with one ש. It appears that the original pronunciation for the name ירושלם was indeed "Yerušalem", coming from the name Shalem (Jerusalem ...
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