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there is also an Additional Prayer at the end of the morning service. On the Day of Atonement there is yet another Service, the Conclusion (Neïlah).

The central elements of the Daily Morning Service are the Shema (with its accompanying paragraphs) and the "Eighteen Benedictions." To these were added "Blessings of the Morning," which originally were private devotions the public service properly begins with the passage Blessed be he who spake and the world existed (P.B. p. 16). Besides various "Supplications," passages concerning the Sacrifices, Psalms and Doxologies (especially the Kaddish) were incorporated. On Mondays and Thursdays the service was further expanded. Sections were read from the Pentateuch and certain confessions of sin and prayers for pardon (taḥanun) were included. During the Penitential days (first to tenth of Tishri) there are further additions. On New Moons the Hallel is said. The service terminates with the Alenu prayer, but several Psalms, readings from Scripture, and other matters are sometimes recited either as part of the public prayer or as private devotions.

Page 2. As for me, in the abundance of thy loving-kindness will I come into thy house (וַאֲנִי בְּרֹב חַסְדְּךָ). The Prayer to be spoken on entering the Synagogue consists of extracts from Psalms v. 8; lv. 15; Numbers xxiv. 5; Psalms v. 8 (repeated); xxvi. 8; xcv. 6 (modified); lxix. 14.

A fuller collection of texts is found in the Siddur of Rashi ֘§ 417; Vitry (p. 56) also differs from our P.B. Amram prescribes (p. 53) Numbers xxiv. 5 and Ps. v. 8 to be said whenever one enters the Synagogue, and Ps. v. 9 to be said when leaving. Abudarham also refers to the custom.

The phrase in an acceptable time, which occurs in the last verse, is applied by the Talmud (Berachoth 8a) to the period of Public Worship.

Yigdal and Adon Olam.

Magnified and praised be the living God. Yigdal (יִגְדַּל). This is a poem taking as its theme Maimonides thirteen