Rabbinic / Shemoneh Esrei

Liturgy

Summary
Date: 100 B.C.E. - 100 C.E.

Shemoneh Esrei (18) is the number of blessings originally arranged for the daily standing prayer (amidah). The prayer consists of three parts: Praise; national and personal requests; and thanksgiving. While the first and last sections usually remain the same, the middle can vary.