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The Magain Avraham (O.C. 156) quoting the Yam Shel Shlomo says that it is to not say something disgusting (and it should be said in general, not specifically about the Mesechta name). The Teferes Yisroel (beginning of the Meschta) doesn't like that explanation and suggest instead it is to avoid confusing it with the word בצע which caused a mistake in ...


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In general, only one status is needed to be listed. For a Jewish born virgin, besulah is written because she is due 200 zuz upon divorce/death of husband. For a Jewish born "widow" (I'm not sure why you wrote "woman"), almanah is written because she is due 100 zuz upon termination of the marriage. For a Jewish born divorcee, gerushah is written because even ...


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Likutei Taamim Uminhagin describes that it is to allow the steps to rhyme. Kadesh Urchatz Karpas Yachatz Magid Rochtza Motzi Matza


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והוכיחה בדברים ואינו משגחת עליו means he rebuked her with words and she pays him no heed.


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Those exact words do not appear. However, in Taanis 23a, there is a braissa that presents the idea: תנו רבנן מה שלחו בני לשכת הגזית לחוני המעגל (איוב כב, כח) ותגזר אומר ויקם לך ועל דרכיך נגה אור ותגזר אומר אתה גזרת מלמטה והקדוש ברוך הוא מקיים מאמרך מלמעלה The rabbis taught: What was the word which the Sanhedrin sitting in the chamber of marble sent ...


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The first, recited before Sh'mona Esrei, is a b'racha of praise and testimony. We are blessing Hashem for having redeemed us from Egypt. Ga-al Yisrael is in the past tense and means "who redeemed Israel". The b'racha in Sh'mona Esrei is a request to be redeemed now. Go-el Yisrael means either "Who redeems Israel" or "Redeemer of Israel".


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I don't believe that there is a specific halachic status attached to the term "goy" as there are various definitions of this term, historically, as well as currently. I have summarized the definition / distinction: Wikipedia outlines the history and usage of the term "goy". In Rabbinic terminology, it came to refer to Gentiles as a group. In modern language ...


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1) The reason I have heard is that it is a matter of etiquette. בצים is a Hebrew euphemism for testicles, so some people, especially chasidim, are careful to use the Aramaic word for egg instead. 2) No, because the Aramaic word for egg is ביעא with a silent yud.


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ברא doesn't necessarily mean creation ex nihilo. See Iben-Ezra on Gen 1:1: "בָּרָא" — רובי המפרשים אמרו שהבריאה להוציא יש מאין, וכן "אִם בְּרִיאָה יִבְרָא ה'" (במדבר טז ל). והנה שכחו "וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶת הַתַּנִּינִם" (בראשית א כא), ושלושה בפסוק אחד: "וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶת הָאָדָם" (בראשית א כז), "וּבוֹרֵא חֹשֶׁךְ" (ישעיהו מה ז), שהוא היפוך האור, ...


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One major difference, according to some commentaries (Rashi to Megillah 17b, Ein Yaakov), is that the beracha of גאל ישראל is referring to national redemption, whereas the beracha of גואל ישראל is referring to individual redemption from personal suffering.



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