Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Meaning of the Hungarian Term Kultusz Eloljaro #hungary


I am not sure of the proper English term, but he is a sort of "lay =
elder", a
leader of the Jewish Community. Unlike the rabbi who is a spiritual =
the role of the elders is to manage and control all kinds of social and
financial matters, as well as to represent the Community externally.
Andras Hirschler

1. Meaning of the Hungarian Term Kultusz Eloljaro


Subject: Meaning of the Hungarian Term Kultusz Eloljaro
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:32:55 +0200
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Dear all,

While trying to decipher an Hungarian book about the Jewish community
in Sombor, I have stumbled upon the term mentioned above. Using Google
Translate and the help of some Hungarian speakers, I have managed to
understand that "Eloljaro" means someone who's in charge of something,
but I couldn't quite decipher the full meaning of the full term.
Perhaps someone here with some knowledge of how Jewish communities in
the Hungarian sphere acted, would be able to explain some more.

Amit Naor

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