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How many instances of Qere and Ketiv appear within the TaNaKh? = 1,274 Total - Based on [https://www.tanakhml.org/d71.php2xml?sfr=1&prq=8]


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In Michtav Mei'Eliyahu, vol. 1 p.187, [R' Dessler][1] has an absolutely brilliant analysis explaining the mistake of Moshe and the Jewish people in sending spies. I can't do it justice here, but he says (based on Rashi that Hashem said שלח לך לדעתך) that Moshe was tested as to the line between necessary and unnecessary hishtadlus. [1]: https://en.wikipedia....


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Reish is originally on of the בג"ד כפ"ת words (see Sefer Hayetzira). A dagesh kal is a phonetic anomaly in where it is more comfortable to pronounce the letter as raphe (not hard), as apposed to mudgash kal (lightly stengthened). Our modern day "dh", "th", "gh", "ph" etc. stem from this as proven in R' ...


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To strictly answer your question, "What may I refer to," IMHO you may and you should refer to the numbers that have already become common. Many tzadikim and gedolim have already used these, including Sifrei Breslev, and there is no contradiction against the Torah in doing so. To institute or use a different numbering would only cause confusion, ...


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The Midrash Tanchuma (Buber Parshat Ki Tisa) states: אמר רב הונא אמר ריש לקיש מה הכלה הזאת מתקשטת בעשרים וארבעה תכשיטין כך תלמיד חכם צריך להיות זריז בכ"ד ספרים Said R. Huna in the name of Reish Lakish: Just as this bride is adorned with 24 adornments, so must a scholar be adroit in the 24 books [of Scripture]. This comparison would only work if there ...


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