bimah

Alternative Spellings

bima

Definitions

  • pulpit; "A raised platform or stage in a synagogue from which the Torah is read and services are led." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "But don't expect him to talk about politics from the bimah." (http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/24442/From_Archaeological_Digs_to/)
  • "The cantor sang on the bimah."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

בימה

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).

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