Minchah

Minchah

[Sephardic Hebrew meen-khah; Ashkenazic Hebrew min-khuh]
noun Hebrew.
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minchah

("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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