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The weekly Torah portion of Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16)

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That pasuk is not used in my experience as an example of trop. However, in the book An'im Zemorot by Elli Schorr he gives a list of the different Ta'amim using common examples of their occurrence. I …
answered Jan 29 '12 by Double AA
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Not only are these letters kosher, but they are part of the ancient way of writing the text. Maimonides (Sefer Torah 7:8) urges the scribes to ensure to be careful in preserving the irregular aspects …
answered Aug 9 '12 by Double AA
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It's one of 10 traditional exceptions to the rules of BeGeD KePeT recorded by the master masorete Ben Asher in his Dikdukei haTa'amim. Minchat Shai records two homiletic explanations: The second מי …
answered Oct 22 '14 by Double AA
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The Mishna Berura (685 sk 18) only recommended this practice for Parashat Zakhor, seemingly because it may be a biblical obligation (ShA OC 685:7). Betzel HaChokhma (6:50) said this applies to any rea …
answered Jun 23 '16 by Double AA
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I suggest that the purpose of the wind was so that people who chose to doubt the miraculous nature of the splitting had something with which to rationalize it.
answered Feb 4 '12 by Double AA
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The source is the Bavli Rosh Hashanah 31a: במוספי דשבתא מה היו אומרים? אמר רב ענן בר רבא אמר רב: הזי"ו ל"ך. ואמר רב חנן בר רבא אמר רב: כדרך שחלוקים כאן - כך חלוקין בבית הכנסת. במנחתא דשבתא מה היו …
answered Jul 1 '13 by Double AA
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YD 275:3 כתב השירה כשאר הכתב או שכתב שאר הכתב כשירה פסול ודוקא שכתב השירה כשאר הכתב בלא פיזור אבל אם שינה בפיזור ממה שנהגו לא פסל ובלבד שיהא אריח על גבי לבינה:‏. If he wrote a song like the …
answered Jul 12 '18 by Double AA