bimah

Pronunciations

bimah (BEE-muh) listen
bimah (bee-MAH) listen

Definitions

  • n. 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." (source)

  • "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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      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

      bima

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