The third of the three daily prayers, called the maariv (or arvit) prayer, is recited after dark (the first two are recited in the morning and afternoon). This prayer was . ARVIT (Heb. עַרְבִית; “evening” prayer), one of the three regular daily services. The popular name Ma’ariv (going back at least to the 16th century) is derived. Maariv: Night Prayer – Ashkenaz. וְהוּא רַחוּם יְכַפֵּר עָון וְלא יַשְׁחִית. וְהִרְבָּה לְהָשִׁיב אַפּו וְלא יָעִיר כָּל חֲמָתו: ה’ הושִׁיעָה. הַמֶּלֶךְ יַעֲנֵנוּ.

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Although these verses were already said during the Amidah and will be recited yet again during Kiddush at home they are repeated.

Maariv – Wikipedia

According to the Mishnah the reading of the Shema was obligatory at nighttime. The three paragraphs of the Shema are then said, both preceded and followed by two blessings, although sometimes a fifth blessing is added at the end.

Blessing over Bread Ha’Motzi. In many congregations, ;rayer afternoon and evening prayers are recited back-to-back, to save people having to attend synagogue twice.

Maariv: Night Prayer – Ashkenaz

Articles containing Hebrew-language text. For other uses, see Maariv disambiguation. Psalm 27 Avinu Malkeinu Selichot. Prayer for the Government.

Just beforehand is Half Kaddishto separate between the required Shema and the originally optional Amidah. On weekdays, the arvut begins with two verses from Psalms: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is a single blessing designed to summarize the seven blessings of the Amidah, for those who came late. Another explanation is that as the third prayer, Maariv corresponds to Jacobthe third patriarch.

The wicked are given a reprieve from Gehinnom during Shabbat, and the reprieve continues until all evening prayers following Shabbat are concluded. Others delay Maariv until after sunset or after dusk. Support is brought from Genesis The recitation of this paragraph officially ends Shabbat. Ashkenazim outside of Israel except Chabad-Lubavitch and followers of the Vilna Gaon then add another blessing Baruch Adonai L’Olamwhich is made mostly from a tapestry of biblical verses.


The blessing which follows the Shema is a Ge’ullah prayer, praising God as Redeemer from Egyptian slavery in particular. This was based on the biblical phrase “when thou liest down” Deut. Ashkenazimin the diasporaneither say Psalm nor repeat Barechu, but conclude with Aleinu followed by the Argit Kaddish in Israel, Ashkenazim do repeat Barechu after mourner’s Kaddish.

However, the Jews long ago accepted it as an obligation, so it is now considered to be mandatory.

In a congregation, Barechuthe formal public call to prayer, is recited. Prayer of a Physician.

To satisfy this requirement, if Maariv is recited prior to this time, the Shema is repeated later in the evening. Maariv is said to correspond to the evening observances in the Holy Temple. The three verses are followed by the Seven-Faceted Blessing. The Amidah is then read silently.

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To Pray As A Jew: During the seven weeks from the second night of Passover until but not arvti Shavuotthe day is counted. Prayer for MIA Soldiers. In the latter a prayer for peace and Zion-Jerusalem ha-pores sukkat shalom ; “who spreads the tabernacle of peace” replaces the more general formula shomer ammo Yisrael la-ad ; “who guards His people Israel forever”. All of these additions take place between the Full Arcit and Aleinu. This blessing is omitted on the first night of Passoverbecause that is considered a “time of protection”.

Two sections of prayers, ” Vihi Noam ” the last verse from Psalm 90followed by the full Psalm 91 and V’Ata Kadosh all but the first two verses of Uva Letzionare added to the service. The theme of the first of the two blessings preceding the Praayer is the incidence of evening and night.


Encyclopedia Judaica: Arvit

On Simchat Torahthe Torah prager read during Maariv. This is again followed by the mourner’s Kaddish. This is common only on Friday nights, in order to begin Shabbat earlier. In common with the other services, its recital is the duty of the individual even outside the synagogue and congregational service.

Retrieved from ” https: Then come two benedictions, one praising God for creating the cycle of day and night, and one thanking God ptayer the Torah. Other prayers occasionally added include the Counting of the Omer prsyer Passover and Shavuot and Psalm 27 between the first of Elul and the end of Sukkot. On yet another view, the disputed period is not that between sunset and nightfall but the last seasonally adjusted hour and a quarter before sunset.

When Arvit is said after nightfall, the service generally opens with Psalms It is derived from the Hebrew word erevwhich translates to evening.

Generally, the time when Maariv can first be recited is when the time for reciting Mincha ends. Blessing for Putting on a Pryer. Birkot hashachar Akeida Offerings. Values, Practices and Traditions. Joshua against the view of Gamaliel II since the evening service did not correspond to any set Temple sacrifice unlike the morning and afternoon services.

The word Maariv is the arvir significant word in the opening blessing of the evening service. On weekdays the service opens with Psalms

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