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Meaning of the Hungarian Term Kultusz Elöljáro

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it means "ritual leader", most likely not a rabbi or hazzan.


....... tom klein, toronto


ps. google translate is, at best, unreliable.  it's not very good for quaint 19th century phrases.


Amit N wrote:

While trying to decipher an Hungarian book about the Jewish community
in Sombor, I have symbled 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.