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The Middle Section of the Amidah

The Amidah is the backbone of the Jewish liturgy. From the daily Shacharit (Morning Service) to the Shabbat Musaf (Additional Service) to the Days of Awe, the Amidah is recited in every service. Known as ha-tefillah – the Prayer by the ...

Posted on 11 December 2018, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny
The Amidah Kedusha

If the Amidah has a ‘high point’ then it is the section referred to as ‘the kedushah’ or ‘holiness’. It is a responsive communal prayer. It is missed out in the silent version of the Amidah, and though there are varying custom...

Posted on 25 October 2018, By Daniel Oppenheimer
The Opening Blessings of the Amidah

The all-too familiar is very difficult to deal with. The old adage has it that ‘familiarity breeds contempt’. The Amidah is said three times daily (four times on Shabbat and festivals); its opening words are some of the most well-know...

Posted on 11 October 2018, By Andrew Levy