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In the Jewish tradition, this is the platform from which the Torah is read in a synagogue during worship and study.

It is the focal point of attention during most services, and it is considered an honor to be called up to the bimah to read or give a blessing. Only competent Jewish adults are eligible - and in very conservative circles only competent Jewish male adults are eligible.

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