[Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-moh-nuh es-rey; Sephardic Hebrew shuh-moh-ne es-rey]
- the Amidah, consisting of 19 blessings, recited on days other than the Sabbath and holy days.
Origin of Shemoneh Esreh
shəmōneh ʿeśrēh eighteen (apparently the number of blessings in earlier times)
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