- a liturgical prayer that is recited in standing position at each of the three daily services and consists of three opening blessings, three closing blessings, and one intermediate blessing on the Sabbath and holy days and 13 intermediate blessings on other days.
Origin of Amidah
From the Hebrew word ʿămīdhāh a standing
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- Judaism the central prayer in each of the daily services, recited silently and standingAlso called: Shemona Esrei
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