Shemoneh Esreh

Shemoneh Esreh

[Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-moh-nuh es-rey; Sephardic Hebrew shuh-moh-ne es-rey]
noun Judaism.
the Amidah, consisting of 19 blessings, recited on days other than the sabbath and holy days.

Origin:
shəmōneh ʿeśrēh eighteen (apparently the number of blessings in earlier times)

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