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Correcting the Torah Reader

What is the (Hebrew) title/name for the individuals who follow the Torah reading and correct the person doing the Torah reading?

Thank you for your question. In general there is not one person who follows along and corrects. Usually all those present will follow along and correct the reader if necessary. You may be referring to the “Gabbai” who calls up various individuals to the Torah as well as follows along and corrects. [I know of only one congregation that has someone specifically designated for making corrections; I like to call him the “Correction Officer” – ed.]

Rabbi Avi Weinrib

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