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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:
- Masorti Judaism, the name used for Conservative Judaism in the State of Israel, as well as elsewhere outside of the U.S.
- "Mesorah" ("Mesorah Publications Ltd."), publishers of the Artscroll range of Jewish literature.
- "Torah Umesorah" (Torah Umesorah-National Society for Hebrew Day Schools), a Haredi Judaism educational organization in the United States.
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