bimah

noun bi·mah \ ˈbē-mə \
variants: or less commonly bima

Definition of bimah

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

Origin and Etymology of bimah

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


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