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  • MINḤAH — (Heb. מִנְחָה), the afternoon prayer service, one of the three daily services of the Jewish liturgy. The name of this prayer is derived from Elijah s devotions at the time of the offering of the evening (minḥah) offering (I Kings 18:36). One… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Minhah — Seph. /meen khah /; Ashk. /min kheuh/, n. Hebrew. the daily Jewish religious service conducted in the afternoon. Also, Minchah. Cf. Maariv, Shaharith. [minhah] * * * ▪ Judaism also spelled  Minha, Mincha, or Minchah,  Hebrew  Minḥa      …   Universalium

  • minhah — min·hah …   English syllables

  • CULT — The Israelite cult was a system of ritual acts by which the Israelites, individually and collectively, actualized their particular relationship to the God of Israel. In the pre Exilic period (before 587–586 B.C.E.) this activity took the form of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • AMIDAH — (Heb. עֲמִידָה; standing ), the core and main element of each of the prescribed daily services. In talmudic sources it is known as Ha Tefillah ( The Prayer par excellence). As its name indicates, the Amidah must be recited standing. Other names… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HAFTARAH — (Heb. הַפְטָרָה), a portion from the Prophets read after the reading from the Torah (see torah , Reading of) on Sabbaths, festivals, and fast days. On Sabbaths and festivals it is read during the morning service, on fast days at the Minḥah… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LEVITICUS, BOOK OF — (Heb. וַיִּקְרָא; LXX Λευιτικόν leuitikon), more aptly described by its tannaitic name, Torat Kohanim, the Priests Manual, the third book of the Pentateuch. Leviticus is thematically an independent entity. exodus contains the story of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MINHAG — (Heb. מִנְהָג; custom, usage ) from the verb to lead. DEFINITION The word is found in the Bible (II Kings 9:2) meaning the driving (of a chariot) but it was taken by the rabbis to refer to usage. As such, it is used in a wide variety of senses.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SACRIFICE — IN THE BIBLE In the Bible various verbs are used to designate the act of sacrifice. Two of them, שחט and טבח, are used for the slaughter of animals for both secular (cf. Gen. 43:16; Num. 11:22) and sacred purposes, while the verbs זבח (hence the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SIKILI, JACOB BEN HANANEL — (13th–14th centuries), rabbi and author. His surname indicates that the family originated in the island of Sicily. In his youth he traveled widely, seeking out every available book dealing with the homiletic interpretation of the Bible. He… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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