musaf

Pronunciations

musaf (MOO-sahf)

Definitions

  • n. The additional service added to the morning services on the Sabbath and holidays.

Example Sentences

  • "Avram is leading shacharis, and Jesse is leading mussaf."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • מוסף

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      mussaf

Notes

  • Musaf is seen as replacing the additional sacrificial offerings that were made in the Temple on Sabbaths and holidays.

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