Ashamnu n. (ah-SHAHM-noo) Literally, “we have sinned.” A recited on . It is customary to tap over the heart with the right hand . The Ashamnu is in the form of an acrostic, with a listed for each letter of the . For example, “we abuse, we betray, we are cruel.” See .

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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. (9). , : Jewish Publication Society.

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