Contemporary Jewry

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 309–327

The Imahot in the Amidah: A History


DOI: 10.1007/s12397-012-9092-0

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Smith, S. Cont Jewry (2012) 32: 309. doi:10.1007/s12397-012-9092-0


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.


WomenFeminismLiturgyPrayerLiturgical development in America

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.YULA Girls High SchoolLos AngelesUSA