Definition of Amidah in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈmiːdə/


A prayer consisting of a varying number of blessings recited while the worshippers stand.
Example sentences
  • 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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