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Amidah for Musaf for Yom Kippur

Amidah for Musaf for Yom Kippur (14th century)
Creator: David bar Pesah, Scribe
Source: David bar Pesah Mahzor (Germany)
Source Description: Vellum codex bound in two volumes
Courtesy of the New York Public Library,
Humanities and Social Sciences Library / Dorot Jewish Division

Yom Kippur

The Prayer Service

The Yom Kippur prayer service includes several unique aspects. One is the actual number of prayer services. Unlike a regular day, which has three prayer services (Ma'ariv, the evening prayer; Shacharit, the morning prayer; and Mincha, the afternoon prayer), or a Shabbat or Yom Tov, which have four prayer services (Ma'ariv; Shacharit; Musaf, the additional prayer; and Mincha), Yom Kippur has five prayer services (Ma'ariv; Shacharit; Musaf; Mincha; and Ne'ilah, the closing prayer). The prayer services also include a public confession of sins (Vidui) and a reenactment of the special Yom Kippur avodah (service) of the Kohen-Gadol in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. next ►►

--adapted from Wikipedia.


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