Ashrei n. (OSH-ray) Literally, “happy are they.” A responsive recited during daily and services. It includes from three ; its theme is ’s concern for humankind. The prayer is an acrostic; each line begins with the next letter of the Hebrew except for the letter .

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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. (10). , : Jewish Publication Society.

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