Anim Zmirot

Alternative Spellings

Anim Zemirot, An'im Zemirot, Anim Z'mirot, An'im Z'mirot, An'im Zmirot, Anim Zemiros, An'im Zemiros, Anim Z'miros, An'im Z'miros, Anim Zmiros, An'im Zmiros, Anim Zemires, An'im Zemires, Anim Z'mires, An'im Z'mires, Anim Zmires, An'im Zmires

Definitions

  • "A hymn composed of an alphabetic acrostic of 31 lines, generally sung in front of the open ark at the conclusion of the Musaf service on Shabbat." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Goldstein Junior, would you like to sing Anim Zemirot?" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

אנעים זמירות anim zemirot 'I will sweeten songs...', the opening line of the poem

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)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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