Re: Equal Interval Reading

haviv@postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 00:46:00 +0000

Jonathan Katz <frisch1@MIT.EDU> wrote:
>Of course, the debate is really meaningless, because we also know for a fact
>that the Torah we have today is not the same (letter for letter) as the
>Torah that, for instance, Rashi had. So, odd vs. even number of letters,
>which can be changed by just losing one letter, really proves nothing.

If that's the case, then every Torah is posul [invalid] and anyone who says
a Blessing on the Torah is making a Bracha l'vatalo [blessing in vain]. I
guess according to this opinion, the Chofetz Chaim made quite a few brachos
l'vatalo!

Ari Haviv