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Barukh Hu’ U-Varukh Shemo

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

(; “Blessed be he, and blessed be his name”), response by the congregation to the mention of the divine name in the first half of a blessing (“Blessed are you ...

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Cantor

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

The prayer leader in the synagogue. In Rabbinic times, many people were unfamiliar with the prayers, and so in public worship a man well versed in the liturgy would recite the prayers aloud...

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El Melekh Ne’eman

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

(; “God, faithful king”), a phrase interposed in the Babylonian and Ashkenazi rites (but not the Sephardi and Ḥabad) between the Ahavah Rabbah blessing and the recitation of the Shemaʿ ...

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faith

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Faith will move mountains with the help of faith something naturally impossible can be achieved; originally with biblical allusion to Matthew 17:28, ‘If ye have faith as a grain of...

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hallelujah

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Judaism and Jewish Studies.

A liturgical expression of praise of Yahweh, prefacing eleven of the psalms (e.g. 146 to 150) and sometimes also appended at the end: sung both in the synagogues and by the Christian...

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prayer

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Prayer mat a small carpet used by Muslims for kneeling on when praying.

prayer wheel a small revolving cylinder inscribed with or containing prayers, a revolution of which...

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responsory

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

In Anglican church, the replies of the choir (or congregation) to the versicles of the priest. Usually in plainsong. Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, etc. wrote superb harmonized versions.

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