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First of all, welcome. The top of your tallit has the blessing. With nikkudim, it reads: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה׳ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו, וְצִוָּנוּ לְהִתְעַטֵּף בַּצִּיצִת Translation: Blessed are you, Eternal, our G-d, King of the Universe, Who has sanctified us with your Commandments and commanded us to wrap ...


When the Cairo Genizah were discovered, there were many kethuboth found, and some of them were vowelized when a word had an odd spelling, and certain letters would have a line above or below them to signify hard or soft letters for pronunciation guides.


this question was posed to The Institute for Dayanim and they wrote back saying that it's okay for a Kesubah to be voweled. האם מותר לכתוב כתובה מנוקדת? תשובה: שלום רב. כן. אין כל בעיה בכתובה מנוקדת.


Rav Saadiah Gaon writes in Chapter 2 of his commentary to Sefer Yetzirah lays down the correct pronunciation of the Hebrew letters, saying that not only is there בגד־כפת letters, but that even the ר has an alternate pronunciation with a dagesh so more like בגד־כפרת according to him. He basically says that Hebrew and Arabic share all the exact same sounds, ...


There are two points I'll make. But I do hope someone else has a sourced answer. First of all, this is something 'in the Torah' that these heretics are careful about. Therefore, they have believability as per the first chapter in Chulin regarding the Cuthim. Second, the Tshuvas HaRashba Hamyuchas LiHaRamban siman 232 which is brought in the Meiri's Kiryas ...

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