A tikkun is a special printed edition of the Torah to facilitate learning to chant the Torah.
We examined numerous tikkun books and this is our favorite.
As is well known, the Torah scroll used in the synagogue contains neither vowels nor punctuation. Therefore, the student must memorize the correct pronunciation of each word and verse.
A tikkun lays out the text of the Torah in two identical columns – identical in every way except that the column on the right has vowels and punctuation, while the left column looks exactly like the Torah scroll.
What do we like about this tikkun? In a word: typesetting. Click here for a sample image.
This book is so nicely done not only is it useful for a child (or adult!) learning to “lein” (chant) the Torah, it’s also a true keepsake