From Yiddish לייען (leyen), the root of לייענען (leyenen, “to read”).
layn (third-person singular simple present layns, present participle layning, simple past and past participle layned)
- (Judaism) To read from the Torah scroll during a Jewish prayer service.
- It is proper that he who makes the bracha should also be the one to layn.
- Ruthie learned to layn (read the Torah) and both participated fully in the services.
- [Torah Layning Corps]
- [Should the person who gets an aliyah to the Torah also layn (read from the Torah)?]
- [Jewish Tribune - Toronto Partnership Minyan continues to grow]