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Is there any rabbinical support for the word "צַו" as used in Isaiah 28:10 to mean "connection"?

R. Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg in HaKetav vehaKabbalah, Shemot 24:12 writes: שרש צו מצאנוהו גם על התחברות והתאחדות שני דברים יחד, כמו צו לצו קו לקו (ישעי' כ"ח) שהוא לד"ק חבור אל חבור We have also ...
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Neilah Chasam Sofer

He says this in Derashos Chasam Sofer Derush L'Zayin Av, 5593 p. 334 columns 3 and 4 s.v. ונחזור. ושוב התפלל כל יום ג' תפלות כי מוספי שבתות וי"ט אינם נחשבים כי אינם רחמים ותחנונים...מעתה צא ...
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A List of כל אתין and their interpretations

Although I don't have a master list of all the “et” I think we should make our own :) Here is a list of everything I found so far (I quoted the relevant parts, but one must look in the context to ...
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A List of כל אתין and their interpretations

את לרבות : דרושים וביאורים על כל תיבת את שבתורה ר' יחיאל מיכל יאסילאווסקי (ברוקלין, נוא יארק, תשנ"ז) "Et Lerabot" by Rabbi Jechiel Miche Josilowski
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What is the significance of the title of Parshat Yitro?

I think it's simply that Yisro is the first interesting word in the text. (As Al Berko wrote in his comment.) But we shouldn't underestimate how much his contribution added to the giving of the Torah....
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Why do we say bar mitzvah instead of ben mitzvah?

R. Yitshak Osterlits writes (1) that this is because בר also means 'outside' in Aramaic. The one becoming Bar Mitsvah, is still an outsider to the realm of mitsvot, since he is only now entering it. ...
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Story about learning b'iyun vs. b'qius

According to Rashi (Bereishis 46:28) Yehuda went down to Mitzraim to establish "Beis Hatalmud". The Satmar Rov was mocking Beis Hatalmud – only in Beis Hatalmud could they learn the sugya of egla ...
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Did the early generations do melacha on Chol Ha'moed?

There is a major dispute in the medieval Rabbinic authorities about how to understand that Gemora. (see the Biur Halacha on Orach Chaim 530.) Some understand that the work on Chol Hamoed is ...
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Where Can I find this Machlokes about the 13 Middot of Drush?

I subsequently found the location. It can be found on Sukkah 31a.
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Source for a drush in lemaaleh mimecha

Perhaps this is it? Megalleh Amukos al HaTorah, at the end of parshas Emor כאשר יתן מום בזה העולם כן ינתן בו בדיוקנא דיהיה לעילא דפגם בנשמתא דיליה לעילא כי שבר מה שהוא פוגם למטה פוגם תחת שבר דליעלא ...
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Why mezuzah is spelled without the first vav

After a day of searching found an expansion of the ideas of Rabbeinu Bachya in Rav Moshe Dovid Valli's peirush on sefer Devarim. Connecting the ideas from the first volume to the ones in the second ...
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What is the significance of the title of Parshat Yitro?

The Zohar (vol. 2, p. 67b) states that Yisro's recognition of Hashem was a necessary prerequisite for the Torah to be given: רָזָא דְּמִלָּה, בְּשַׁעֲתָא דְּהַאי מֶלֶךְ וְהַאי כֹּהֵן אִתְכַּפְיָין, ...
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What is the significance of the title of Parshat Yitro?

R Tzvi Hersh Weinreb (TorahTidbits here, p. 49) quotes R Simcha Zissel Broida (the Rosh Yeshiva of the Chevron Yeshiva in Jerusalem) explaining the importance of Yitro and the messages we can learn ...
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