What is the difference between נצר natzar (keep, gaurd, watch, preserve) and שמר shamar?
Their meaning looks so similar that I would like to know what makes the difference between these two.
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ישמרו, ינצרו. הנוצר גדול מן השומר, והתורות צריכים שמירה יתירה יותר כי הם כוללות גם עקרי האמונה והלמודים
"נצר" is a greater degree of "guarding" than "שמר;" because the תורות need to be guarded more because they also contain the main tenets of our faith and learning.