In the essay "Parenthood: Natural and Redeemed," Rabbi Soloveitchik takes the theme of the two missions or the two massorahs
one step further than he does in "A Tribute to the Rebbetzin of Talne." In the former essay he makes the additional point that "in normal times, when routine decisions are reached," the father takes the lead.
135), while the Targum Onqelos is listed only under Massorah
to Onqelos (19 entries; p.
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Like Pentecost, he is a smashing old horse who has given us a lot of fun.
As noted earlier, an almost identical distinction is also drawn in "A Tribute to the Rebbetzin of Talne," where the Rav distinguishes between "the massorah
...of the fathers and that of the mothers." From one's father, the Rav explains, one learns about Judaism as "an intellectual-moral discipline," from one's mother about Judaism as "a living experience" (76-77).
Ginsburg, The Massorah
,(19) note that the main massoretic manuscripts of the Bible differ on how to read this word, with Ben Asher reading it as one word because the taf has a sheva and the hey does not have a mapik.