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It just caught my eyes that in the Artscroll siddur I use in the synagogue writes Bemidbar 15:39 the following way:

וְהָיָ֣ה לָכֶם֮ לְצִיצִת֒ וּרְאִיתֶ֣ם אֹת֗וֹ וּזְכַרְתֶּם֙ אֶת־כָּל־מִצְוֺ֣ת יְהוָ֔ה וַֽעֲשִׂיתֶ֖ם אֹתָ֑ם וְלֹֽא־תָת֜וּרוּ אַֽחֲרֵ֤י לְבַבְכֶם֙ וְאַֽחֲרֵ֣י עֵֽינֵיכֶ֔ם אֲשֶׁר־אַתֶּ֥ם זֹנִ֖ים אַֽחֲרֵיהֶֽם׃

And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of Hashem, and do them; and that ye go not about after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go astray.

Almost in all other siddurim and chumashim I know there is a kadma on the word ולא. I found it this way in R' Heidenheim's siddur, but R' Emden (p. 253) seems to omit the kadma as well. Mechon Mamre, Mikraot Gedolot haKeter, R' Yellin's chumash and the Leningrad Codex (seemingly) support the version without kadma, yet Koren and my older Artscroll siddur both write it with kadma. Are there any rabbinical sources discussing this issue?

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  • When you ask "Are there any rabbinical sources discussing this issue?" do you mean "Can someone list for me every rabbi or publisher who mentinoed an opinion on the matter?"? If so please edit to clarify. If you want in depth discussions of the justifications for the alternatives, edit to say so. Just clarify what you want. Right now this is technically a yes/no question.
    – Double AA
    Mar 12 '20 at 13:11
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  • FWIW - I've viewed 3 different Tikkunim and all use the azla geresh as you have placed in your question.
    – DanF
    Mar 12 '20 at 15:36
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    Does this answer your question? ולא תתורו: kadma veazla or azla-geresh?
    – Mordechai
    May 4 at 17:43
  • Kazi bácsi, Koren follows R' Wolf Heidenheim, in general, when it comes to mesorat Tana"ch (one tell-tale example is the more frequent usage of chataf patach, rather than sheva') May 4 at 20:50

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