At the center of the Jewish daily prayers are the 19 blessings that make up the silent prayer, known in Hebrew as the Amidah (lit. “standing”) or Shemoneh Esrei . The centerpiece of the three daily weekday prayers, wherein we beseech Transliteration of the Weekday Amidah Psalms and Jewish Prayer for Healing. The Amidah also called the Shemoneh Esreh (שמנה עשרה ), is the central prayer of the Jewish liturgy.

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Jerusalem – Blessing Fourteen of the Amidah

Conservative Judaism retains the traditional number and time periods during which the Amidah must be said, while omitting explicit supplications for restoration of the sacrifices. The traditional liturgy has been revised repeatedly by the Reform movement, in order to shorten the service and omit passages not in line with Reform doctrine.

Lost in the Shuffle? Once either of those prayers are chanted or sung, many congregations proceed to a variation on the Mi Shebeirach typically the version popularized by Debbie Friedmanthe traditional prayer for healing, followed by silent prayer, and then a resumption of the service.

In order to reconcile the various assertions of editorship, the Talmud concludes that the prayers had fallen into disuse, and that Gamaliel reinstituted them. Basic Books Inc, Blessing for Affixing a Mezuza. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik.

Blessing of the Moon. In many synagogues in the west, the ark is on the eastern wall of the synagogue for this reason. In Orthodox public worship, the Amidah is usually first prayed silently by the congregation and is then repeated aloud by the chazzan reader ; the repetition’s original purpose was to give illiterate members of the congregation a chance to participate in the collective prayer by answering ” Amen.

The individual’s silent repetition of the Amidah is said afterwards, not before. The paragraph thanks God for the ability to separate between the holy and mundane, paraphrasing the concepts found in the Havdalah ceremony.

During the final recitation of the Amidah on Yom Kippur the prayer is slightly modified to read “seal us” in the book of life, rather than “write us”. Shield of the fathers by His word, reviving the dead by His command, the holy God to whom none is like; who causeth His people to rest on His holy Sabbath-day, for in them He took delight to cause them to rest.

Kedushah is said only with a minyan quorem of tenand may not be interrupted for conversation. It is amended to affirm God as the source of all life who has implanted within us eternal life. They were at first spontaneous outgrowths of the efforts to establish the Pharisaic Synagogue in opposition to, or at least in correspondence with, the Sadducean Temple service.

On Shabbat and holidays, an extra Amidah is added to i service, called tefilat musaf additional prayer. The appropriate place in this blessing is after the words ” raykam al teshivanu ” do not turn us away empty. The Shabbat morning service speaks of God’s command to Israel to keep the Shabbat as set forth in the Ten Commandments. In many communities, when the chazzan reaches these lines during his repetition, he pauses and the congregation recites the lines before him.


Blessing over Bread Ha’Motzi. In Orthodox and some Conservative congregations, this blessing is chanted by kohanim direct descendants of the Aaronic priestly clan on certain occasions.

In the Ashkenazi custom, it is also the only time that the Avinu Malkeinu prayer is said on Shabbat, should Yom Kippur fall on Shabbat, though by this amidau Shabbat is celestially over. Outside Israel, this season is defined as beginning on the 60th day after the autumnal equinox usually 4 December and ending on Passover.

Similarly, prauer takes three steps back upon finishing the final meditation after the Amidah, and then says while bowing left, right, and forward, “He who makes peace in the heavens, may He make peace for us and all Israel, and let us say, Amen.

Halakhah requires that the first blessing of the Amidah be said with intention; if said by rote alone, it must be repeated it with intention. And may the Mincha offering of Judah and On be pleasing to God, as in ancient days and former years.

Jewish Prayers: The Amidah

Spare it and have mercy upon it and all of its harvest and its fruits, and bless it with rains of favor, blessing, and generosity; and let its issue be life, plenty, and peace as in the blessed good years; for Thou, O Eternal, are good and does good and blesses the years. Both prayers have been modified within the siddur of Conservative Judaismso that although they still ask for the restoration amifah the Ij, they remove the explicit plea for the resumption of sacrifices.

Do [this] for Thy name’s sake, do this for Thy right hand’s sake, do this for the sake of Thy holiness, do this for the sake of Thy Torah.

The chazzan also says the priestly blessing before Shalom as he would at Shacharit, unlike the usual weekday Minchah when the priestly blessing is not said. The priestly blessing is said in the reader’s repetition of the Shacharit Amidah, and at the Mussaf Amidah on Shabbat and Jewish Holidays. During certain parts of the Amidah said on Rosh Hashana and Yom KippurAshkenazi Jews traditionally go down to the floor upon their knees and make their upper body bowed over like an arch, similar to the Muslim practice of sujud.

In Ashkenazi synagogues outside of Israel, the Priestly Blessing is recited only during the musaf Amidah of Rosh HashanahYom KippurPesachSuccotand Shavout because of an idea that the Priestly Blessing should only take place in an atmosphere of cheerfulness, and a holiday has extra happiness.

During the dry season, the blessing has this form:. More traditional Conservative congregations recite a prayer similar to the Mussaf prayer in Orthodox services, except they refer to Temple hebres only in the past tense and do not include a prayer for the restoration of the sacrifices.


Both paragraphs are prefaced by the same opening line, “[We thank You] for the miraculous deeds Al HaNissim and for the redemption and for the mighty deeds and the saving acts wrought by Hdbrew, as well as hbrew the wars which You waged for our ancestors in ancient days at this season. The Mekhilta notes that the significance of the three steps is based pprayer the three barriers that Moses had to pass through at Sinai before entering God’s realm. Prsyer Atah Amiddah is said, work prohibited on the holy day becomes permitted because the separation from the holy day has been established.

In the fourth blessing, for knowledge ata chonenone adds atah honantanua amdiah of separation between Shabbat and the week. To humble amifah before God, one bends the knees and bows at both the beginning and the end of the first blessing while aidah ” Barukh atah ” Blessed are you.

In Hasidic liturgy, the shorter version is said only at maariv, indicating the different level of obligation that maariv has. In the Ashkenazic tradition, both prayers are recited by the Reader during the repetition of the Mussaf Amidah.

The final three blessings, known as the hoda’ah “gratitude”thank God aamidah the opportunity to serve the Lord. Tanakh Torah Nevi’im Ketuvim. At Minchah, the chazzan adds Aneinu in his repetition again, as at Shacharit. At every service except for maarivthe chazzan cantor repeats the Amidah after the congregation has recited the prayer privately. Gamaliel II undertook to codify uniformly the public service, directing Simeon ha-Pakoli to edit the blessings probably in the order they had already acquired and made it a duty, incumbent on every one, to recite the prayer three times daily.

Sephardic tradition, which prohibits such additions, places them before the Mussaf Amidah.

Amidah – Wikipedia

Open my heart in Your Torah, and after [in] Thy commandments let me [my soul] pursue. One other change in hazarat ha-shatz is that when the chazzan reaches the blessing of thanksgiving modimhe recites the standard blessing while the congregation recites silently the “Thanksgiving Prayer of the Rabbis” modim d’rabbananwhich is a composite of short thanksgiving prayers said by various Talmudic sages.

During these ten days, lines are inserted in the first two and last two blessings and slight changes are made in the conclusions of the third and eleventh blessings to stress the role of God as king and judge. The “mention” of rain or dew starts and ends on major festivals Shemini Atzeret and Passover respectively [36] On these holidays, special extended prayers for rain or dew known as Tefillat Geshem and Tefillat Tal respectively.