In his introduction to the Koren siddur, Eliyahu Koren claims:

A window thou shalt make to the ark,” says God to Noah, and our sages took this also to mean that the correct pronunciation of the words is an embellishment to the prayers.

Does anyone know to which "sages" he is referring to and where I can find this opinion?

  • I’m interested to know how this passuk would have anything to with pronouncing words correctly
    – ezra
    Aug 22, 2021 at 5:24
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    @ezra תיבה can mean a word
    – Joel K
    Aug 22, 2021 at 6:02
  • Welcome to MiYodeya Lawrence and thanks for this first question. Great to have you learn with us!
    – mbloch
    Aug 22, 2021 at 6:57
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    From the Midrash Tanchuma Buber > AND YOU ARE TO MAKE A WINDOW (for enlightenment) The Hebrew word for WINDOW here (tsohar) can also carry the connotation of enlightenment And look in Baal Shem Tov, Noach 15:1 which connects teivah to the words of prayer
    – rosends
    Aug 22, 2021 at 12:51


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