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"Maftir" is a 2008 crime film written and directed by David Ben Ari.


Maftir properly refers to the last person called to the Torah on Shabbat and holiday mornings: this person also reads the haftarah portion from a related section of the Nevi'im.

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Google previewThe Synagogue Survival Kit (2012)

A Guide to Understanding Jewish Religious Services by Jordan Lee Wagner

Maftir is a late addition to the Haftarah-Reading, intended to avoid shaming the Torah by having someone read only from Prophets. (This is the same kind of logic that causes us to cover the challah while we say kiddush at home on Friday ...

Google previewThe Day My Mother Changed Her Name (2008)

And Other Stories by William D. Kaufman

Maftir is a passage from the Prophets that is read (chanted actually) at the conclusion of the weekly portion of the Scripture. It is an important ritual and is recited by bar mitzvah and other celebrants to commemorate special occasions.

Google previewShaarei Halachah (2001)

A Summary of Laws for Jewish Living by Zeʾev Grinṿald

The maftir is a passage in Bemidbar 48 which discusses the sacrifices which were offered in the Temple on Yom Kippur.

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Words (2010)

A JPS Guide by Joyce Eisenberg, Ellen Scolnic

maftir n.

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Terms (2011)

A Guide to the Language of Judaism by Ronald L. Eisenberg


Google previewEncyclopedia of Diasporas (2005)

Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities by Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard

The reading began with a special Maftir portion and was followed by prophetic portions. It is clear that these readings of the Law were very close to those known elsewhere. The congregation's religious devotion can also be seen from the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1817)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature ...

for the inhabitants; Ex maftir domibus. Livy. . The name of the sustainer, employed figuratively to fignify what is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Religion and Ethics (1921)

by Shailer Mathews, Gerald Birney Smith

MAFTIR.—(Hebrew.) The reader of the ...

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Scrabble value of M3A1F4T1I1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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