Now You Know The Rest Of The Story..........
The Torah Matzav
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Everybody (almost) has it wrong
are hundreds of words we pronounce
incorrectly in Davening, learning etc.
Harav Hagaon R. Moishe Feinstein zt"l* defends
the masses who mispronounce words in קריאת שמע.
R. Moishe claims that a corrupt language which is spoken
by many turns into a language of its own. It's not לשון הקדש
but תפילה וקריאת שמע may be done in any language. (There are other
Poskim who are not as lenient)
a few examples: דור הפלגה
It is not Dor Haflogah but Dor Hapalogoh
distance . וסת הפלגה, The
time (distance) between the 1st and 2nd וסת
A boat leaving shore (distancing) מפליג בספינה Hapalogoh =
dividing, breaking up, halving
small jugs (plural) The correct pronunciation is
(with a kaf) not Pachim
(with a chaf)
unlike פחים with a ח (Ches) (cans tin)
The correct pronunciation is Mishna Verurah
and not Berurah the same as שפה ברורה is
not pronounced Berurah but Verurah.