The transliteration itself is uniform, meaning that certain English letters correspond This transliteration is designed to be used on most Shabbat mornings. Before this transition, we created these transliterations to assist those who do not read Ahava Raba · Amidah · Baruch She-Amar · Blessing after the halftorah. The Amidah is the core of every Jewish worship service, and is therefore also referred to as HaTefillah, or “The prayer.” Amidah, which literally means, “ standing.

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One bows again during the eighteenth blessing, for thanksgiving, both transliteratuon the beginning, during the words ” Modim anahnu lakh ” We thank you and at the end with the words ” Baruch atah. In Hasidic liturgy, the shorter version is said only at maariv, indicating the different level of obligation that maariv has.

The middle thirteen blessings, however, are said only on weekdays.

Some changes are made between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. On Tisha b’Av at mincha, one adds a paragraph called nahem comfort us to the fourteenth blessing, on Jerusalem v’liyerushalayim.

The content of the last blessing is unchanged, although the translation is more freely done. Blessing for the Seas and Oceans. Last updated 14 May The model for this structure is how one would approach a powerful ruler or how a servant would approach a master.

To humble oneself before God, one bends the knees and bows at both the beginning and the end of the first blessing while saying ” Barukh atah ” Blessed are you. The rabbis add that this pose mirrors the vision of angels that Ezekiel had in which the feet of the angels appeared as one Ezekiel 1: There are a few changes to the Amidah based on the time of year. Parts of this middle blessing, the paragraph that begins, ” elohenu velohei avotenu retze bmnuchatenu ” Our God and God of our Father, be pleased with our restand the part that contains requests to “sanctify us through Thy commandments,” remain the same on every Shabbat and festival.

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The custom is to face the direction of Israel, and if one is in Israel, to turn to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. It is also known as Shemoneh Esreimeaning eighteen, because it originally consisted of eighteen blessings, and as tefilah prayer because it is the most important Jewish prayer.


These additional prayers can be said in any language for any need. During the summer, the SephardimHasidimand Ashkenazim who live in Israel substitute a mention of dew ” morid hatal ” instead of rain. There are several interesting customs relating to one’s physical position while saying the Amidah. Another addition is in maariv on Saturday night. This is done by saying the person’s Hebrew name, then ” ben ” son of or ” bat ” daughter ofand then his or her mother’s name for example, Joseph ben Sarah or Miriam bat Sarah.

The Shabbat afternoon service stresses the unity of God and the singularity of the Jewish people. Prayer for the Government. Prayer for MIA Soldiers. This has the same basic structure as the other Shabbat Amidahs but stresses the sacrificial offerings of the Temple in the middle blessing. The beginning of this middle blessing changes, however, between the three services of the day. To Pray as a Jew. There are some minor differences between the Sephardi and Ashkenazi texts of Kedushah.

By listening and answering “Amen” at the end of each blessing, these worshipers fulfilled their obligation of prayer. In most of Israel and also in Sephardi congregations everywhere, the kohanim chant the blessing every day of the year during the shacharit Amidah in accordance with the practice in the Temple, and also during musaf whenever it is said.

On intermediate days of holidays and on Rosh Chodesh the new montha prayer called ya’aleh v’yavo is incorporated into the seventeenth blessing, asking God to remember us for good on the holiday. In the blessing concerning the Davidic dynastythe hope for restoration of the Davidic commonwealth is broadened into a concept of a Messianic Age.

The reason for this is that the blessing for peace is based on the themes of the Priestly Blessing that was said in the time of the Temple and this Priestly Blessing was not said in the afternoons or evenings.

Instead of beseeching God to rebuild Jerusalem and reestablish the Davidic monarchy, the Reform version is a prayer for the present and continuing welfare of the land and people of Israel.

Jewish prayers for Conservative services Translation and transliteration by Pam Coyle

Following the Amidahone says a meditation that is based on the silent supplications of various rabbis recorded in the Talmud. The words must be audible to oneself, but one should be careful to pray softly enough not to disturb others. It was instituted originally for the benefit of those who were not able to recite the Amidah properly on their own. Middle Village, New York: They also plead for six needs of the Jewish people: 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.


One should stand with one’s feet together while reciting the Amidah as a show of respect for God. Where there is not much space, it has become the practice to take several tiny steps back before taking the three symbolic steps forward.

In the Sephardi tradition, it is not said at all.

Prayer of a Physician. The final supplication asks God to hear our prayers. Even if one happens to be present, and not praying, while the Kedushah is recited, one must stop what he is doing and join in. Basic Books Inc, Also on holidays, any kohanim descendents of the priestly tribe recite the Trsnsliteration Blessing Birkat Kohanim before the last blessing of the chazzan’s repetition of the Amidah.

This is again symbolic of a subject leaving a king.

In the 5th century B. One should face the kohanim and should stand with the head bowed and eyes looking down as a sign of respect and humility. 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. The Amidah was expanded from eighteen to nineteen blessings in the 2nd century C.

Jewish Prayers: The Amidah

When a festival follows Shabbat, one instead includes a paragraph beginning vatodi’einu that talks of the distinction between the levels of holiness of Shabbat and holidays. The reason the Amidah is not repeated at maariv is because the Talmud treats maariv as originally having been optional, meaning that it does not have the same level of obligation. Donin, Rabbi Hayim Halevy. On Shabbat and holidays, an extra Amidah is added to the service, called tefilat musaf additional prayer.

The first three blessings of praise appeal to God as the yransliteration of translitefation forefathers, and extol His powers and holiness.