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Thursday, August 05, 2004

Maarib

Also spelled  Maariv,  plural  Maaribim, or Maarivim,  Hebrew  Ma'ariv   (“who brings on twilight”), Jewish evening prayers recited after sunset; the name derives from one of the opening words of the first prayer. Maarib consists essentially of the Shema, with its accompanying benedictions, and the amidah. The Shema expresses the central theme of Jewish worship: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” (Deuteronomy 6:4), while the amidah is composed

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