Number of Daily Prayers

Leonard Mansky (
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 01:35:55 -0500 (EST)

On weekdays there are three services a day. Two of these correspond to
offerings and the third is rabbinic.

Psalm 119:164 reads: "Seven times a day I have praised you for your righteous

Can anyone explain this number?

Muslims have five services daily. Does this have some basis in Judiasm, as
many other Muslim customs have?


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