musaf

Alternative Spellings

mussaf

Definitions

  • 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).

Notes

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

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