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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​כי הות אמינא מילתא הוה אקשי ליך עשרין וארבע קושייתא ונפריקנא להון עשרין וארבעה פרוקי וממילא רווחא שמעתא


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comment Were our symbols for trope and nekudos created by the Masoretes, or transmitted by them?
1) One can still argue for later additions to the main text of the Zohar in these matters. 2) Do we have any evidence at all from before the Masoretes of the nikkud as we know it except for the Zohar? What else is everyone basing their arguments on?
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comment If you can only choose one which way should you learn, bekiyus or beiyun?
If you can only eat one of the ingredients in chocolate milk, should you have the chocolate or the milk?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there meaning in the name Miyah?
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comment Do Sefardim keep Rashi time or Rabbeinu Tam time?
@Yehoshua It's not a bold statement at all. Just about every other achron ever understood the shulchan aruch by shabbat kepshuto. I have plenty of shoulders on which to stand. I never said learning the Shulchan HaRav's position here isn't talmud torah, only that I don't think that's what R Karo meant.
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comment Do Sefardim keep Rashi time or Rabbeinu Tam time?
@Yehoshua Alex did say it as well, and I don't believe it is what R Karo meant no matter who suggested it. (OK I guess if you found it in אבקת רוכל...)
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comment Does Judaism endorse guilt?
@Zurechtweiser "Mature" actually has nothing to do with presumptions, but it does mean accepting constructive criticism when others are trying to help you find what you want by clarifying your post. If you are willing to work with us, then we are willing to work with you to help you.
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comment Were our symbols for trope and nekudos created by the Masoretes, or transmitted by them?
I don't profess to be an expert in these matters, but it seems the Zohar is also utilizing the spelling of the names of the nikkud/trop not just the shapes. (in case that is relevant)
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comment Does Judaism endorse guilt?
@yoel I think a little limmud zechut is in order as it doesn't seem that English is the OP's native tongue.
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revised Were our symbols for trope and nekudos created by the Masoretes, or transmitted by them?
link; dates based on link
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comment Were our symbols for trope and nekudos created by the Masoretes, or transmitted by them?
Are you looking for later sources that say they were invented by the Masoretes, or for early sources predating the Masoretes which use them? If the latter this is potentially an unanswerable question (as posed).
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revised Were our symbols for trope and nekudos created by the Masoretes, or transmitted by them?
fleshed out question
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comment Were our symbols for trope and nekudos created by the Masoretes, or transmitted by them?
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonian_niqqud and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_vocalization
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comment Why do we let the tzitzit go after saying Shema at either לָעַד or צָרֵיהֶם
+1 Much better. (not that I understand it now really either :) )
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revised Tachshitim on Shabbath
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comment Why do we let the tzitzit go after saying Shema at either לָעַד or צָרֵיהֶם
Ok but unless you can show why we can't understand farther back than that, I find this answer (and yes, it is an answer) very unsatisfying.
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comment Why do we let the tzitzit go after saying Shema at either לָעַד or צָרֵיהֶם
This seems more like just a source that people actually do it (and have done so for quite a while with the approval of various rabbis). Unless your answer of 'why' is 'because they said so'.
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revised Why isn't נִצָּבָה redundant?
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comment Can a chumash be used for a public torah reading?
I assume what the Rama is talking about is the Shatz reading each word to the Oleh who reads it to everyone from the Scroll.
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comment Why does the mohel say the brocha at the bris?
@SethJ I know, I'm just trying to emphasize the weight of evidence against the practice. Have a look at Maseit Binyamin 62 for more. As regards our local issue you have to say something like the Oleh blesses on his Shomea KeOneh because otherwise, in the words of the Rosh "שיברך הוא על מה שהחזן קורא והוא לא יקרא כלל לא יתכן".
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answered Can a chumash be used for a public torah reading?