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comment Verbs or Nouns in the Amidah
'enlivener' plays the role of a noun in a sentence, 'enlivens' plays the role of a verb. To use another verb-- היא מזכירת החברה means: she is the secretary of the company. היא מזכירה החברה means: she mentions the company. --one is a noun the other is a present tense verb.
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comment Verbs or Nouns in the Amidah
Noun in the sense of 'person or thing that does something', so the question is whether the word means 'enlivener' (noun) or 'enlivens' (present tense verb). The issue cuts across Ashkenazi vs Sepharadi- editors within each rite have made different choices. The change of segol to tsere is caused by 'smikhut', construct state, not the fact that the word ends with the letter heh: mehayyeh with a segol is the correct base form, see e.g. Nehemiah 9:6. Smikhut/construct state applies to nouns not verbs, hence the issue of different meanings.
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comment Why is the word שמך vocalized differently in different places?
Seth, I'm definitely ashkenazi, haven't meant to pose as something else... if you mean the name 'paquda', I just chose it because I'm interested in Hovot HaLevavot (I don't know any sefaradim with that name in any case.)
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comment Source for the Baal Shem Tov's idea of seeing one's own flaw in others?
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