Psukei d'Zimrah

Definitions

  • the first part of morning services, after the morning blessings mostly comprised of Psalms [lit. "verses of praise"]

Example Sentences

  • "Were you late for shul?" "Not really, I got there during Psukei d'Zimrah."

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic

Etymology

  • פסוקי דזמרה 'lit. verses of song'
    • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      p'sukei d'zimra, pesukei dezimrah

Notes

  • The Shabbes one is about twice as long

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