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I know that Judaism (or at least Orthodox Judaism) relies on the Masoretic Text. I saw that the publisher of the Tanach Simanim is Feldheim. I don't know if it is from an Orthodox point of view and if any Orthodox Rabbi would recommend it ?

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    Yes Feldheim is a very reliable Orthodox publisher – mbloch May 15 '16 at 4:37
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    It's an ok text that's well typeset. AFAIK it doesn't have a translation or anything. What point-of-view issues are you worried about? – Double AA May 15 '16 at 4:52
  • I heard from an expert that it is purity good but it has a few mistakes – hazoriz May 15 '16 at 5:13
  • @DoubleAA I found about Tanach Simanim only few days ago and I heard of Feldheim only recently. So I wanted to make sure there is no mistakes in its Hebrew text and on which codex it rely on. – mil May 15 '16 at 5:40
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    Found a mistake in a Tanakh Simanim this morning (Psalms 148:5) – Double AA Jun 1 '16 at 13:40
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The Tanakh Simanim is based for the most part on the Aleppo Codex, and where this version is lacking, on the Leningrad Codex. (see footnote 9 here). As such it is an authoritative version that you can rely on.

In addition Feldheim is a well-known Orthodox publishing house with an excellent reputation.

Be aware though that the Feldheim edition is Hebrew-only. Depending on your needs, an alternative version (e.g., Artscroll or Koren) might be more practical.

  • "Based on" is being used quite loosely. As but one striking example, Simanim doesn't even mention the variant of ויהיו in Gen 9:29 even though that's what the Leningrad Codex has. Similarly with regards Trop, in Exodus 18:5 Simanim has a Zakef while Leningrad has a Revi'i. – Double AA May 15 '16 at 13:25
  • I have the Artscroll English Tanach yet I couldn't find (or I am searching in a wrong way) a Hebrew Version. I know about English Hebrew interlinear Artscroll Chumash. Nevertheless, I prefer a complete Tanach. – mil May 17 '16 at 12:06
  • @mil artscroll tanach is here in smaller size - there are different editions, see artscroll site for details, e.g., here in black – mbloch May 17 '16 at 12:12

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