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The letters בגדכפת take a Dagesh Kal at the start of a word, unless they follow a word ending in אהוי. There are four major exceptions to this rule when the Dagesh Kal is there even after a word ending in אהוי, the first of which (called "Mafsik") is when the previous word had a pausal Trop note on it. So in Gen 18:5 or Jos 5:14 where the phrase means "No, ...


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The most Sifrei Torah that can be taken out on 1 Shabbat is 5. And, actually, in many shuls, this will occur tomorrow morning and afternoon, so you may want to be there to witness a somewhat rare event. Here's how: 6 aliyot from parshat Tazri'a the 7th aliyah is from Pinchas for Shabbat Rosh Hodesh Maftir from parshat Bo for parshat Hachodesh A custom to ...


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The 2 possible Shabbat parshi'ot that can be read the most are Shmini (non-leap year) and Acharei Mot (leap year, as in this year). Both can be read a max of 8 times, exactly because of what you have stated in your question. Note that this only occurs in Diaspora. This leaves Diaspora one week behind Israel for a while. This year, the "evening" week, I ...


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Consider the quip that Shmini is read eight times when Pesach in Chutz La'aretz has the first and last day on Shabbas in a non leap year (so that Shmini is the parsha affected). Mincha, Mon, Thurs, Mincha, (skip Chol HaMoed ), Mincha, Mon, Thur, Shabbos. This is a well known riddle that children bring home when it happens. In 1991 for example This ...



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