Q & A: Crownlets In The Torah (Part II)

Question: Why do we find crownlets in the Torah on the letters shin, ayin, tet, nun, zayin, gimmel, and tzaddi? And why only these letters? Avrohom Gruenberg

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Predestination And Human Effort

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