Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Blessings of the Amidah: God’s Holiness

The nineteen blessings of the Amidah make up the core of the Jewish prayer service. The third blessing is a declaration of God’s holiness.

Ah’tah kadosh v’shim’cha kadosh, uk’doshim b’chol yom y’hal’loo’cha selah. Ba’ruch Ah’tah Ah’doh’nai ha’Eh-l ha’kadosh.

You are holy and Your name is holy, and holy ones praise You daily, Selah! Blessed are You, Lord, the holy God.

--Translation reproduced with permission from The Koren Sacks Siddur,
© Koren Publishers Jerusalem Ltd.

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