baal kore


baal ko·​re
: the person (such as the cantor) who reads the weekly excerpt from the Torah during synagogue services

Word History


Hebrew baʽal qōrē', literally, reading master

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baal kore was in 1898

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“Baal kore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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