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1. The Gemara discusses at length the reason for the order of the blessings in the Shemoneh Esreh.
2. The Gemara says that speech is worth one coin, and silence is worth two.
3. One fulfills the Mitzvah of hearing the Megilah when it is read in Hebrew even though he does not understand Hebrew.
4. Sifrei Torah, and even Megilos, should not be written from memory.
5. Mezuzos and Tefilin do not need to be written while the scribe is looking at a written version of these verses.


1. For example, the blessing of Shalom is after the blessing of the Kohanim, as the verse states, "They will place My Name upon Bnei Yisrael, and I will bless them." This implies that after the blessing of the Kohanim, Hashem will bless His people, and the way Hashem does this is with peace, as the verse states, "Hashem will bless his nation with peace."
2. This common phrase used in Eretz Yisrael means that silence is worth more than speaking.
3. The Gemara points out that even educated people do not know the meaning of some of the words in the Megilah, such as "ha'Achashtranim Bnei ha'Ramachim." Rather, the point is to publicize the miracle by gathering together to listen to the Megilah, which everyone can do.
4. Rebbi Meir was an exception to this rule. When he was in a faraway place that had no text from which to copy, he indeed relied on his phenomenal memory to write a Sefer Torah or Megilah, so that the people of that place would have one.
5. They may be written from memory, since they are composed of a very small amount of verses.

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