Nusach (Jewish custom)

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In Judaism, Nusach (Hebrew: נוסח nusaħ, modern pronunciation nusakh or núsakh),[1] plural nuschaot (נוסחאות) or Modern Hebrew nusachim (נוסחים), refers to the exact text of a prayer service; sometimes the English word "rite" is used to refer to the same thing. Texts used by different communities include Nosach Teiman, Nusach Ashkenaz, Nusach Sefard, Nusach Edot Hamizrach, and Nusach Ari. In English, the word nusach means formulate, wording.

Textual nusach is distinct from musical nusach, which refers to the musical style or tradition of a community, particularly the chant used for recitative prayers such as the Amidah.