Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
in Judaism, the main section of morning, afternoon, and evening prayers, recited while standing up. On weekdays the amidah consists of 19 benedictions. These include 3 paragraphs of praise, 13 of petition, and another 3 of thanksgiving. Some call this section of the daily prayer by the ancient name, shemone 'esre (Hebrew: "eighteen"), although the 19th benediction was added around 100 CE.