n. An Aramaic hymn that is sung responsively on Shavuot.
"I'm creating a hymn based on a Psalm and don't particularly want to use an English translation from a bible. I am also using the Akdamut as a source of inspiration." (source)
Languages of Origin
jאַקְדָמוּת מִלִּין in introduction to the words (i.e., the Ten Commandments)
- 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).
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