ba'al tekiah


ba'al tekiah (bah-ahl tih-KEE-uh) listen


Example Sentences

  • "Shanah Tovah. Yasher koach to Ben for leading davening, and to Alex for being our Ba'al Tekiah this year."

  • "I am my temple’s ba’al tekiah (one who blows the shofar), and my current record is 56 seconds." Source

  • "You'll excuse me if I practice the shofar every evening, but I'm going to be the baal tekie in the synagogue this year." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • בעל תקיעה ba'al teki'a, 'lit. owner of the sound-blast, the one appointed to blow shofar'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

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  • "Ba'alat tekiah" is the female singular variant. (JPS)
    "Ba'alei tekiah" is the male plural variant.
    "Ba'altot tekiah" is the female plural variant.

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