What is the shortest word in the Torah?

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There are a number of words of two letters, which could all count as the shortest.

But according to the Ibn Ezra, the heh which begins Devarim 32:6 is connected to the lamed and is not a word on its own. This is a famous mechlokets. See a nice video on the topic here.


הַאֲזִינוּ פרק לב פסוק ו

הַ לְיְהוָה, תִּגְמְלוּ-זֹאת

  • 1
    I don't understand how this answer could be accepted without any source justifying that this is actually a word.
    – Curiouser
    Commented May 23, 2011 at 16:36
  • 4
    @Curiouser - Note the usernames.
    – WAF
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 23:10

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