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Is taking notes and highlighting in a Hebrew/English Tanakh considered defacing the text?

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So long as you aren't erasing the text, recording content-related notes in a text's margins is a very traditional Jewish practice. Consider this page from a very old Tanakh:

page from aleppo codex from book of kings showing many markings in the margins

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For the grammarians among us, I picked this page for a reason: who can spot Ben-Asher's typo? – Double AA Oct 11 '13 at 3:21

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