bimah

noun
bi·​mah | \ ˈbē-mə How to pronounce bimah (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bima

Definition of bimah

: a raised platform in a synagogue from which the Torah is read

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After a minor scuffle, Cardboard Chuck was moved in front of the bimah. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Angry Brooklyn Democrats berate cardboard cutout of Chuck Schumer.," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of bimah

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bimah

Yiddish & Late Hebrew; Yiddish bime, from Late Hebrew bīmāh, from Late Greek bēma raised platform — more at bema

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