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[moo-sahf] /ˈmu sɑf/
noun, Hebrew.
the religious service celebrated by Jews in addition to and immediately after the morning service on the Sabbath and festivals.
mūsāph literally, addition Unabridged
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/mʊˈsɑf; Yiddish ˈmʊsəf/
(Judaism) the additional prayers added to the morning service on Sabbaths, festivals, and Rosh Chodesh
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literally: addition
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(Hebrew: "additional sacrifice"), in Jewish liturgy, the "additional service" recited on the sabbath and on festivals in commemoration of the additional sacrifices that were formerly offered in the Temple of Jerusalem (Numbers 28, 29). The musaf, which usually follows the recital of the morning prayers (shaharit) and the reading of the Torah, is an added 'amida (a type of blessing, recited standing), first recited privately by each worshipper, then repeated aloud by the official reader. Elements of the musaf vary, depending on the festival that is being celebrated and on the rite that is followed by the congregation.

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