A prayer consisting of a varying number of blessings recited while the worshippers stand.
- We recited the familiar prayers, like the Shema and the Amidah in their original Hebrew.
- The prayer at the center of every Jewish service, the Amidah, is nothing but blessings, nineteen of them.
- I began the Amidah - the focal recitation of the day - and invoked the names of the Patriarchs, but something was missing.
Late 19th century: Hebrew, literally 'standing'.
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