Psukei d'Zimrah

Alternative Spellings

p'sukei d'zimra, pesukei dezimrah

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).

Notes

The Shabbes one is about twice as long

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