Definition of Maftir

1. the concluding section of a parashah [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maftir

mafflin
maffling
mafflings
mafflins
mafia
mafialike
mafias
mafic
mafics
mafiosi
mafioso
mafiosos
mafoo
mafoos
mafosfamide
maftir (current term)
maftirs
mafufunyana
mag
mag tape
mag wheel
mag wheels
magadiite
magadiites
magainin
magainins
magaldrate
magalog
magalogs
magalogue

Literary usage of Maftir

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Geonica by Louis Ginzberg (1909)
"According to the Gaon, maftir is read at the morning service on a fast. ... The Ashkenazim have maftir on all fasts, but only during the afternoon service, ..."

2. Jewish Services in Synagogue and Home by Lewis Naphtali Dembitz (1898)
"When there is a second scroll the lesson from that belongs to the maftir. ... This reading by the maftir is clearly of Talmudic age.11 The lesson for ..."

3. The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical edited by Robert Anderson (1795)
"... make amc'ndis or he hens pas Right as the lawe wol deme, e?hir more or las; For my maftir'is eyen were ..."

4. Jewish Ceremonial Institutions and Customs by William Rosenau (1912)
"The six, known as Israelites, are summoned to the desk as the third, the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, the seventh and maftir " he who is to conclude. ..."

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