Both the contents and wording of Petach 98 are very convoluted, so we’ll first explicate what it’s setting out to say, then present the Petach itself.At
At bottom it’s making the point that while we can affect (and conjoin) the names BaN and MaH through our deeds now, we’ll only able to affect the names SaG and AV and thus touch upon the realm of eternal reward by means of Attik. Let’s follow that.
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