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Pausal forms don't always come on Etnachta or Silluk, though those are good examples of where a strong pause might be. Sometimes they come on second order disjunctives, like Zakef (Genesis 11:3, Ruth 4:18,22) or Tipcha (Genesis 23:11, Shemot 33:14) or Shalshelet (Vayikra 8:23). Here this is especially reasonable as the verse is such that the Tipcha on פסח ...


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R Menachem Di Lonzano writes in his Derekh Chayim 108b that the Tipcha is on "Ani" so as to not sound like "I am God, your god, [and not that other god who is also your god]". He concludes: ולכן בכל אני ה' אלהיכם יש טרחא במלת אני לבד כשיבא מלת כי בתביר קודם לה לפי שאי אפשר לטרחא לבא אחר תביר אם לא במאריך באמצע.‏ And therefore in all "Ani Hashem ...


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The chapter breaks appear to stem in part from paragraph breaks in the Masoretic Text, which appear in the respective codices (Cairo, Aleppo, and Leningrad). Just like scrolls, these codices were written in columns (usually three per page, since a codex is a "book"). These columns contained paragraphs of verses, but the paragraphs were not indented (like ...


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AA is right, I checked in with two Chabad rabbis, it's a typo. As another Jew once said: Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar ;-)



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