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THe Mishna (Sotah 7.8) describes the order of transferring a Torah scroll to the King for reading on Hakhel:

חַזַּן הַכְּנֶסֶת נוֹטֵל סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה וְנוֹתְנָהּ לְרֹאשׁ הַכְּנֶסֶת, וְרֹאשׁ הַכְּנֶסֶת נוֹתְנָהּ לַסְּגָן, וְהַסְּגָן נוֹתְנָהּ לְכֹהֵן גָּדוֹל, וְכֹהֵן גָּדוֹל נוֹתְנָהּ לַמֶּלֶךְ, וְהַמֶּלֶךְ עוֹמֵד וּמְקַבֵּל וְקוֹרֵא יוֹשֵׁב.

The synagogue attendant takes a Torah scroll and hands it to the head of the synagogue, the head of the synagogue hands it to the deputy and he hands it to the high priest, and the high priest hands it to the king and the king stands and receives it, but reads it while sitting.

What is meant here by "synagogue" and who are חזן, ראש הכנסת וסגן?

  • Does כנסת mean "synagogue" or "assembly" (as in אנשי כנסת הגדולה - men of the great assembly; בית כנסת is synagogue). – Loewian Oct 7 at 13:30
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    Whose translation is that? – Lo ani Oct 7 at 18:42

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