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Literally "eighteen". Also called the "Amidah". The prayer consisting of 19 blessings, recited three times daily, and four times on Shabbat and Yom-Tov. It forms the backbone of all of the daily prayers.

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In the text of all my Ashkenaz siddurim, the following blessings in the Amidah start with the letter “vov” translated as “and”: 1] The blessing ולמלשינים against informers which follows the blessing …
asked Oct 9 '18 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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For a justifiable reason e.g. illness, the chazzan who has said the silent Amidah finds he cannot continue with the repetition. I see no reason for any changes in how the prayers will continue. Are t …
asked Jun 4 '17 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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If someone is praying an amidah in a loud voice that disturbs the rest of the congregation are any of the following permitted: by someone (a) praying his own amidah or (b) who has finished to hush …
asked Aug 28 '12 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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We bow in the Amidah as it says in Sh O, O Ch 113 (1) These are the blessings at which we bow: In the Shemoneh Esrei at the prayer of Avot and at the end, In Modim in the beginning and at the …
asked Aug 13 '17 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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Someone told me that I should not move my hands during the Amidah. I found this article in the Jerusalem Post which says: Indeed, an eerie silence hovers over the issue of outstretched arms duri …
asked Oct 19 '13 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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What should one do if the Shaliach Tzibbur missed out one or more blessings in the repetition of the amidah and it was only pointed out to him after he had finished? Does he have to repeat the amidah …
asked Dec 26 '13 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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On certain occasions a chazan has to be replaced (see O Ch 53 (17)). If the error occurred in one of the intermediate blessings, the replacement chazan starts from the beginning of the brocho in whi …
asked Jan 16 '18 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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In Maariv after Shabbos we insert אַתָּה חונַנְתָּנוּ into the Amidah. In some siddurim the word בהם is introduced making it read אַתָּה חונַנְתָּנוּ לְמַדַּע תּורָתֶךָ. וַתְּלַמְּדֵנוּ לַעֲשות בהם ח …
asked Mar 3 '12 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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Tefillo Kehilchoso (ch. 11, fn. 284) and Shulchan Oruch (102:1) quote Tosephos Brochos 31b to say that one may sit beside someone praying the amidah if one is involved in prayer activity. He asserts t …
asked Feb 17 '13 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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The Oruch HaShulchan (eg here) mentions how many words there are in each of the blessings of the weekday Amidah and gives a reason why that number of words is used. For example for the blessing of T' …
asked Dec 27 '17 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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Learning Oruch Hashulchan O Ch 102 (9), my chavrusa and I could not understand the second paragraph here. The subject is whether one may sit next to someone saying the Amidah in synagogue. The first …
asked Sep 27 '17 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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The Shulchan Aruch/Mishna Berurah 102 (4) [15] writes that one may not walk within four Amos in front of somebody praying the Amidah. What constitutes an acceptable barrier in front of the person so …
asked Apr 29 '12 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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The Gemoro in Berochos 28b asks about the 18 blessings in the Amidah: גמ׳ הני שמונה עשרה כנגד מי Corresponding to what were these eighteen blessings instituted? The Gemoro offers three a …
asked Jul 1 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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In this question we learnt that if the Chazzan left out a brocho in his repetition of the amida he would have to repeat the repetition. Is it right to point out that the Chazzan omitted a brocho? …
asked Dec 31 '13 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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What will be the situation if instead of saying “Ho-Ail Hakodosh” after Yom Kippur, I say “Ha-Melekh Hakodosh”? Do we say that “Ha-Melekh Hakodosh” is greater than “Ho-Ail Hakodosh” and it's ok or …
asked Sep 22 '18 by Avrohom Yitzchok

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