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Kedushat Hashem - Blessing Three of the Amidah

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The Holiness of God's Name

The third blessing of the weekday Amidah is called Kedushat HaShem ("the holiness of the Name"). Kedushat HaShem is also a technical term for "sanctifying God's Name," which, in extreme cases, may require the giving of your life. The following is recited when you are by yourself, reciting the Amidah:

Blessing Three: Kedushat HaShem

You are holy and your Name is holy, and your holy ones praise You every day. Blessed are You, Adonai, the God Who is holy.

With a Minyan

With a minyan (group of ten), Kedushat HaShem is recited responsively:


We will sanctify Your name in this world just as it is sanctified in the highest heavens, as it is written by Your prophet: "And they call out to one another and say:


 "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory"
(Isaiah 6:3).


And those facing them praise God saying:


"Blessed be the Presence of the LORD in his place" (Ezekiel 3:12).


And in Your Holy Word it is written, saying,


"The LORD reigns forever, Your God, O Zion, throughout all generations. Hallelujah" (Psalm 146:10).


Throughout all generations we will declare Your greatness, and to all eternity we will proclaim your holiness. Your praise, our God, shall never depart from our mouth, for You are a great and holy God and King. Blessed are You, O Lord, the holy God. You are holy, and Your name is holy, and your holy ones praise You daily. (Selah.) Blessed are You, Adonai, the God who is holy.


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