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What Is Chironomy? Originally Published March 11-12, 2022.

Have you ever watched a Torah reading for which one of the gabbayim was making hand signals for the reader?  You have seen chironomy!   The word is derived from the Latin chironomia, which came from the Ancient Greek χειρονομία (kheironomía); from χείρ (kheír, “hand”) + νέμω (némō, “manage”).  Chironomy is known to have existed in ancient Egypt (through hieroglyphics), […]

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