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Spotlight on the Amidah: The Final Blessings

To our Sages, the Amidah was prayer. When they referred to T’filah, they inevitably meant the Amidah. In fact no other part of our liturgy is prayer in the same way. The Shema and its blessings are recitations from the Torah, as are mos...

Posted on 3 January 2019, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet
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