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My great uncle when leading the family Seder always said 'Arbang mi'yodeya' etc (as well as 'ki lau no'eh' and bimhighrow yivneh besau b'kaurov'). Our family background is Anglo-Jewish since about 1740 and before that from yekkish/Dutch forebears) and my grandmother's transliteration of the Shema started 'Shemang'.


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It appears as though Rambam does not cite specific Scriptural references, but in Sanhedrine 29b, the Mitzva for each person to copy Torah for themselves is connected to Deuteronomy 31:19 http://www.yctorah.org/component/option,com_docman/task,doc_download/gid,653/ Your tradition draws upon this verse as the source of the mitzva for each person to copy ...



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