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BAAL KORÉ (, literally "the master reading"):

Term applied to the person who reads the weekly portion from the Pentateuch—usually the ḥazan, though not necessarily so (see Cantillation; Ḥazzan; Music, Synagogal; compare Dembitz, "Jewish Services in Synagogue and Home," pp. 70, 71, 262).

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