Contemporary Jewry

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 309-327

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The Imahot in the Amidah: A History

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This essay traces the history of the denominations’ inclusion of the Imahot into the Amidah. It focuses on the historical and sociological factors, such as feminism, that influenced this process. In addition, this essay follows the changes in the language referring to the Imahot.


Women Feminism Liturgy Prayer Liturgical development in America