- holiness, sanctity
- a responsive prayer sung/recited by the shaliach tzibbur (prayer leader) and congregation as part of the Amidah in a minyan
- "That's why this custom of a heykhe kdushe developed in the first place - so that people pressed for time and therefore unable to wait for a full-length chazaras ha-shatz could at least khap arayn the Kedushah with the chazzan before finishing the rest of the Shemoneh Esreh on their own."
- "When you meet one of these great rabbis, you feel an aura of kedusha about them." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- קדושה Heb. kedusha, Yid. kedushe (holiness)
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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