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Mincha

/minˈxɑː; Yiddish ˈminxa/
noun
1.
(Judaism) the afternoon service
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(("offering"), in Judaism, the second of three periods of daily prayer. Minhah prayers are offered in the afternoon; to facilitate attendance at the synagogue, the afternoon service is often scheduled so that the evening prayers (maarib; Hebrew: ma'ariv) can follow as soon as night has fallen. The morning period of daily prayer is known as shaharith (Hebrew: shaharit).

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