Friday, July 21, 2017

Don't miss the Mapik!

The first עליה of the פרשה contains many instances of a מפיק ה. Sometimes I think they should have an oxygen tank up there just to get through it. For many of them, it might not be entirely critical as its meaning is clear without the מפיק ה. However, for words like אִישָׁהּ where missing the מפיק ה would change the meaing of the word from "her husband" to "a woman," it is of utmost importance to make sure that these words are pronounced properly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

my baal kriyah was the first to sanction same gender marriages: I used to grit my teeth when he lained "v'isha grusha mai'isha without the mapik