Massorah


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Massorah:

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[Heb.,=tradition], collection of critical annotations made by Hebrew scholars, called the Masoretes, to establish the text of the Old Testament. A principal problem was to fix the vowels, as the Hebrew alphabet has only consonants.
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Obviously, the Rav felt that the latter task, though associated with the massorah of the mothers, was an appropriate-indeed critical--one for him to undertake.
In a word, the Rav's male melamed was a great representative of the maternal massorah, of torat imehka, the teaching of the mothers
Perhaps, then, when the Rav distinguishes "between the mother's and father's mission within the covenantal community," between the "the massorah .