Masorah

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Masorah or Mesora, (Hebrew: מסורה) refers either to the transmission of a (religious) tradition, or to the tradition itself. In a broad sense the term can refer to the entire chain of Jewish tradition: see Oral law in Judaism. In a narrow sense the term refers to the tradition of the Masoretes used in determining the precise text of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible): see Masoretic Text.

The term is used in the first sense in the following organizational titles:

Finally, "Mesora" is a variant pronunciation for "Metzora", the 28th weekly parshah or portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.