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  1. gabbai(Noun)

    An assistant in a synagogue

  2. Origin: From גבאי


  1. Gabbai

    A gabbai, also known as shamash שמש or warden is a beadle or sexton, a person who assists in the running of synagogue services in some way. The role may be undertaken on a voluntary or paid basis. A "shamash" can also mean an assistant to a rabbi.

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