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Taamim: the musical cantillation signs that accompany the printed text of the Torah, known in Yiddish as trop
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The musical cantillation notes for reading the Torah
The words of the Torah are to be read with their accompanying musical cantillation notes. These notes are known in Yiddish as trop and in Hebrew as ta’amim.
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