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Why does Jeremiah 27.9 speak of a city instead of kingdom?

A good reason to specify to seek the welfare of the city and not the empire/state/kingdom: A city is characterized by the spectrum of society living together. An empire is characterized by a big ...
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K'shaim Shenichnas L'Bris Kain Yikones L'Torah L'Chupa U'Lmaasim Tovim: why that order?

(Need to find the source) During the Bris Ceremony, we say כְּשֵׁם שֶׁנִּכְנַס לַבְּרִית, כֵּן יִכָּנֵס לְתּוֹרָה וּלְחֻפָּה וּלְמַעֲשִׂים טוֹבִים - Just as he has entered into the bris, so may he ...
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Conflicting meanings of "Shulchan Aruch"

The original Shulchan Aruch was meant to be a summary of the conclusions of Beis Yosef, which does explain everything at length. It was later commentators who made it into its own area of study.
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Conflicting meanings of "Shulchan Aruch"

R Yosef Karo, the author of the work, gave it that name for the following reason (from the intro): וְקָרָאתִי שֵׁם סֵפֶר זֶה שֻׁלְחָן עָרוּךְ, כִּי בוֹ יִמְצָא הַהוֹגֶה כָּל מִינֵי מַטְעַמִּים ...
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