Amidah n. (ah-MEE-dah) Literally, “standing.” A silent or whispered said while standing. The Amidah, considered the centerpiece of the synagogue service, is a plea to to fulfill spiritual and needs, as well as those of the Land of . It is said three times a day in synagogue, and in an abbreviated version during Shabbat and holiday services. The Amidah usually includes time for personal . Also known as the Tefilah and Shemoneh Esrei.

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Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over 1000 entries for Jewish and life-cycle events, culture, , the and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a guide and is cross-referenced to related terms.; “A JPS desk reference”–cover. (6). , : Jewish Publication Society.

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