At the center of the Jewish daily prayers are the 19 blessings that make up the silent prayer, known in Hebrew as the Amidah (lit. “standing”) or Shemoneh Esrei . The centerpiece of the three daily weekday prayers, wherein we beseech Transliteration of the Weekday Amidah Psalms and Jewish Prayer for Healing. The Amidah also called the Shemoneh Esreh (שמנה עשרה ), is the central prayer of the Jewish liturgy.
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Jerusalem – Blessing Fourteen of the Amidah
It is not said in a House of Mourning. The individual’s silent repetition of the Amidah is said afterwards, not before. The biblical passage referring to the Mussaf sacrifice of the day is recited. During the final recitation of the Amidah on Prauer Kippur the prayer is slightly modified to read “seal us” in the book of life, rather than “write us”. It is hebeew performed in Orthodox prayers in some communities it is customary for mincha to be recited in this wayand more common in Conservative and Reform congregations.
On Tisha b’Av at mincha, one adds a paragraph called nahem comfort us to the fourteenth blessing, on Jerusalem v’liyerushalayim. Rema 16th century wrote that this is no longer necessary, because “nowadays The name “Amidah,” which literally is the Hebrew gerund of “standing,” comes from the fact that the worshipper recites the prayer while standing with feet firmly together.
With regard to the last three blessings, in the one on Temple worship, the traditional references to sacrificial worship are omitted; instead, a thought on the theme of God’s nearness to all who seek God with sincerity is used. That Thy beloved ones may rejoice, let Thy right hand bring on help [salvation] and answer me Conservative Judaism is divided on the role of the Mussaf Amidah. The many laws concerning the Amidah’s mode of prayer are designed to focus one’s concentration as one beseeches God.
The blessings of petition ask for six personal needs: This is done to imitate the angels, whom Ezekiel perceived as having “one straight leg. A newer version omits references to sacrifices entirely. In the sixth blessing, for economic prosperity, the phrase “Bless our year like other years” is omitted.
Observant Jews recite the Amidah at each of three prayer services in a typical weekday: Prayer for MIA Soldiers. Views Read Edit View history.
Amidah – Wikipedia
Prayer for the Israel Defense Forces. The priestly hebrfw is said in the reader’s repetition of the Shacharit Amidah, and at the Mussaf Amidah on Shabbat and Jewish Holidays.
In Orthodox and Conservative Masorti public worship, the Amidah is first prayed silently by the congregation; it is then repeated aloud by the chazzan readerexcept for the evening Amidah or when a minyan is not present. Shield of the fathers by His word, reviving the amixah by His command, the holy God to whom none is like; who causeth His people to rest on His holy Sabbath-day, for in them He took delight to cause them to rest.
Jewish Prayers: The Amidah
In Orthodox public worship, the Amidah is usually first prayed silently by the congregation and is then repeated aloud by the chazzan reader ; the repetition’s original purpose was to give illiterate members of the congregation a chance amifah participate in the collective prayer by answering ” Amen.
The main reason for this is that the Talmud says it is forbidden to ask for one’s personal needs on Shabbat.
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More traditional Conservative prater recite a prayer similar to gebrew Mussaf prayer in Orthodox services, except they refer to Temple sacrifices only in the past tense and do not include a prayer for the restoration of the sacrifices. Like the Amidah itself, it should be said while standing with one’s feet together. Personal requests may be made during any of the blessings, but in the sixteenth blessing specifically, which asks God to hear our prayers, it is appropriate to insert one’s own requests.
He formulated a text of the Amidah which seems to be a fusion of the Ashkenazi and Sepharadi text in accordance with his understanding of Kabbalah. In addition, during the silent Amidah, all fasting congregatants recite the text of Aneinu without its signature in the blessing of Tefillah. In Hasidic liturgy, the shorter version is said only at maariv, indicating the different level of obligation that maariv has. The most prominent of God’s powers mentioned in this blessing is the resurrection of the dead.
The Sephardi and Yemenite Jewish rituals, as opposed to just adding the words “dew and rain” during the winter, have two distinct versions of the ninth blessing. The Shabbat morning service speaks of God’s command to Israel to keep the Shabbat as set forth in the Ten Commandments. Most Reform prayer books change the text to read “redemption” instead of “a redeemer.
Moreover, the signatures of two blessings are changed to reflect the days’ heightened recognition of God’s sovereignty. Thou art merciful, for Thy kindnesses never are complete: Thus, prayer is only meaningful if one focuses one’s emotion and intention, kavanahto the words of the prayers. Open my heart in Your Torah, and after [in] Thy commandments let me [my soul] pursue.
It also compares the practice to a student’s respectfully backs away from his teacher. Also, on all holidays, but not on Shabbat, ya’aleh v’yavo is incorporated into the middle blessing. We shall render thanks to His name on every day constantly in the manner of the benedictions.
My God, keep my tongue and my lips from speaking deceit, and to them that curse me let my soul be silent, and like dust to all. In the Ashkenazi custom, it is also the only time that the Avinu Malkeinu prayer is said on Shabbat, should Yom Kippur fall on Shabbat, though by this point Shabbat is celestially over.
In the ninth blessing, for economic prosperity, one adds the words ” vten tal umatar livracha ” give dew and rain for blessing in the winter, between the night of December fourth and Passover, instead of simply ” vten bracha ” give blessing. They also plead for six needs of the Jewish people: Prayer in Judaism is called avodah shebalev “service of the heart”.
Our God and God of our Hberew On Shabbat and holidays they are replaced by a single blessing that relates to sanctification of the day. In all versions of the Amidahthe first and last three blessings stay the same. There are also halakhot to prevent interrupting the Amidah of others; for example, it is forbidden to sit next to someone praying or to walk within four amot cubits of someone praying.