Meaning of maftir*
Pronunciation: (Seph.mäf-tēr' Ashk. mäf'tēr), [key]
— n. Hebrew.
- the concluding section of the portion of the Torah chanted or read in a Jewish service on the Sabbath and festivals.
- the person who recites the blessings before and after the chanting or reading of this section and who often also chants or reads the Haftarah.