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If one looks at the Malbim's Ayelet Hashachar, he gives 613 rules for interpreting the Torah. But if you look at it carefully, you'll notice that rule 195 is missing. What happened to this rule?

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    Isaiah 2, 7: ...וְאֵין קֵצֶה לְאֹצְרֹתָיו... – Cauthon Mar 16 '16 at 23:08
  • I'm not sure I understand what Isaiah has to do with my question. Can you please explain? – Craig Feinstein Mar 17 '16 at 20:29
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    Sorry Craig, I don't have an answer (though I searched) - it really is an interesting mystery. My comment was supposed to be a humorous allusion to this absence ("אין קצה" - i.e. "no rule 195"). – Cauthon Mar 17 '16 at 20:33
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    @Cauthon, you might have solved the mystery. I have a theory that the Malbim left it out on purpose to prevent people from abusing his 613 rules and darshan Torah for themselves. Perhaps the Malbim used that pasik to do this. I am guessing that none of this is by accident. – Craig Feinstein Mar 17 '16 at 20:48
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    Or perhaps rule 195 is that there is no rule 195. – Craig Feinstein Mar 17 '16 at 20:55

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