[Avodah] 10 Dibrot

Arie Folger arie.folger at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 00:38:48 PST 2019

R' Alexander Seinfeld wrote:
> The trop (cantillation) for the 10 Statements (Commandments) is different
> when chanted in the congregation than when an individual is chanting on
> his own.
> What is the meaning or reason for this? How is the public trop supposed to
> resonate with the listener differently?

Very simple, so that each dibbera is one passuk. Which is why those who
want to accentuate that Anokhi is a separate dibbera (actually a machloket)
do not use ta'am elyon for the first passuk.
Arie Folger,
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