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baal kore

[Sephardic Hebrew bahl kaw re; Ashkenazic Hebrew bahl koh-rey] /Sephardic Hebrew bɑl kɔ ˈrɛ; Ashkenazic Hebrew bɑl ˈkoʊ reɪ/
noun, Hebrew.
1.
an official in the synagogue, as a cantor, who reads the weekly portion of the Torah.
Origin of baal kore
baʿal qōrē literally, reading master
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