maftir

maftir

[Sephardic Hebrew mahf-teer; Ashkenazic Hebrew mahf-teer]
noun Hebrew.
1.
the concluding section of the portion of the Torah chanted or read in a Jewish service on the sabbath and festivals.
2.
the person who recites the blessings before and after the chanting or reading of this section and who often also chants or reads the Haftarah.

Origin:
maphṭīr literally, dismisser

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maftir (ˈmɑftir)
 
n
1.  the final section of the weekly Torah reading
2.  the person to whom it is read, who also reads the Haftarah

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