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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Hebrew usage, one of ten men of leisure (batlanim) who are expected to devote their whole time to the affairs of a congregation, and especially to attend divine service in the synagogue. Many synagogues which adhere to the orthodox ritual hire men to attend service, so as to be sure of the requisite ten.


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