The Kedushah, or third blessing of the Amidah
, the Shabbat's central prayer, concludes with "Hallelujah" spoken by the entire congregation.
Sheyibone Beys Hamikdosh" (May The Temple Be Rebuilt), based on a meditation that observant Jews express in the Amidah
prayer three times each day, shows how a fairly simple folk melody can spawn an elaborate composition.
On the fifteenth day, coinciding with the seventh day of Marheshvan, the words Ve-ten tal u-matar li-verakkhah ("Bestow dew and rain for a blessing") were inserted in the daily Amidah
Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" has moments when it sounds like the beginning of the Amidah
, the standing prayer in Jewish service.
God of Me: Imagining God throughout Your Lifetime" discusses how the search for God is a lifetime endeavor, as Rabbi David Lyon speaks plainly and clearly on how in Jewish worship, it all starts with the central prayer of Amidah
, urging readers to clear their mind of what they think God should be and search deeper for a clearer picture.
For example, the eleventh blessing in the Amidah
reads: "Return O God our judges as of old, and our counselors as in days gone by, and acquit us injustice.
In "A Qumran Fragment and the Second Blessing of the Amidah
" (1994/95), Flusser argues that a common source lies behind 4Q521 fragments 2+4 column 2 and the Gevurot, the second blessing of the Amidah
can be found in various English translations.
Thus, the prayer that Jews recite three times each day, the Amidah
, ends with an entreaty to God for peace.
It includes mentions of prominent women from the Old Testament for the first time in prayers such as the Amidah
, the central prayer of the Jewish liturgy.
In the morning one says the tefilah which began, "God of my Soul, which you have returned within me [mi Dio del alma que diste en mi]," (23) and afterward [some Psalms of David], the Shemah Israel, and later the Amidah
Not only religious services and all that goes with them--such as chanting from the Torah and the Prophets, or reciting the K'dushah (Sanctus) and the priestly blessing by the Priests and Levites in the repetition of the Amidah
(the silent devotion) or the saying of the Mourner's Kaddish--but also weddings and funerals call for the presence of a minyan.