amud (ah-MOOD) listen
amud (AH-mood) listen
amud (AW-mihd) listen


  • n. One side of a page of Talmud.

  • n. (in a prayerbook) Page.

  • n. A pulpit, lectern.

Example Sentences

  • "We'll continue on amud esrim v'shalosh [23]."

  • "[T]here are regulars in the minyan that are capable of davening for the amud, but won't, for various reasons." (source)

  • "Following the shiur, particiants spend one hour reviewing the amud 3-4 times inside with a chavrusa." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH עמוד amúd > Y עמוד ómed

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      ammud, omud


  • One can daven "for the amud," "from the amud," or "in front of the amud," all meaning leading services in a minyan. "For the amud" comes from Yiddish "far" ('before').

    plural: 'amudim'

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