piyyutim

Piyyut

[Sephardic Hebrew pee-yoot; Ashkenazic Hebrew pee-yoot]
noun, plural Piyyutim [Sephardic Hebrew pee-yoo-teem; Ashkenazic Hebrew pi-yoo-tim] . Judaism.
a liturgical poem included in the services on holidays and special Sabbaths in addition to the established prayers.
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piyyutim

("liturgical poem"), one of several types of liturgical compositions or religious poems, some of which have been incorporated into Jewish liturgy and have become virtually indistinguishable from the mandatory service, especially on the Sabbath and on Jewish religious festivals.

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