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Shemoneh Esreh

[ Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-moh-nuh-es-rey; Sephardic Hebrew shuh-moh-nees-rey ]
/ Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃəˈmoʊ nə ˈɛs reɪ; Sephardic Hebrew ʃə moʊˈnɛ ɛsˈreɪ /
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noun Judaism.
the Amidah, consisting of 19 blessings, recited on days other than the Sabbath and holy days.
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Origin of Shemoneh Esreh

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