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Torah and Haftarah Preparation
Performing an Aliyah to the Torah
New Seder Avodah
Passover Resources
Prayers for Cemetery Visits


Torah Blessings - Before 
Torah Blessings - After 
Torah Trop 
Haftarah Trop
Blessing Before Haftarah 
Blessing After Haftarah #1
Blessings After Haftarah #2 & #3 
Blessings After Haftarah #4 & Final  

For other sound files, check out Hazzan Glantz's SoundCloud page where you can download many recordings, free of charge. Most are organized in subject playlists.

For more videos Hazzan Glantz creates regularly, visit his YouTube channel. Not only are there many videos he has created and compiled but also playlists of other videos he has 'liked'. 


1. The Cantor or Gabbai will announce the aliyah to the congregation and invite you by name to come up to the bima.
2. Please ascend and stand at the right of the Torah reader. The blessings are on a plaque written in Hebrew and Hebrew transliteration, similar to that below this explanation.
3. You may touch the Torah with your tallit, prayerbook, or the Torah belt on the lectern. This is a traditional custom giving honor to the Torah. Touch the Torah at the place where the reading will begin and the reader is pointing with the yad(pointer), then kiss that object (the tallit, prayerbook or Torah belt)
4. Read or chant the first blessing in Hebrew, or if you can’t or struggle to read Hebrew, you may use the English transliteration.​

בָּרְכוּ אֶת יְ-יָ הַמְבֹרָךְ
Bar’chu et Ado-nai ham’vo-rach!
Praise the One to whom our praise is due!​

Steps 1 through 4 are explained in this audio file.

5. After you read or chant the first sentence, the congregation, including the others around you, will respond with the second sentence and you repeat it the same way.  (This, by the way, is the most commonly misunderstood step!)

בָּרוּךְ יְ-יָ הַמְבֹרָךְ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד
Baruch Ado-nai ham’vo-rach l'olam va-ed!
Praised be the One to whom our praise is due, now and for ever!​

6.  Continue directly with this blessing.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ אֱלֹהֵֽ-ינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר בָּֽחַר בָּֽנוּ מִכָּל הָעַמִּים 
וְנָֽתַן לָֽנוּ אֶת תּוֹרָתוֹ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ, נוֹתֵן הַתּוֹרָה
Baruch Adonai ham’vo-rach l’o-lam va-ed Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-o-lam, 
a-sher ba-char banu mi-kol ha’a-mim, v’na-tan lanu et Torah-to. 
Baruch Atah Adonai, no-tein ha-Torah.
We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe: You have called us to Your service by giving us the Torah. 
We praise You, O God, Giver of the Torah

7. Stay to the right of the Torah reader while he or she then reads or chants the selection from the Torah.

After the Torah reader finishes:

8. At the conclusion of the reading, you may touch the end of the Torah text to which the reader will be pointing with the yad (pointer) using a tallit, prayerbook, or Torah belt, then kiss that object (the tallit, prayerbook or Torah belt).
9. Read or chant the concluding blessing.

,בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם
,אֲשֶׁר נָֽתַן לָֽנוּ תּוֹרַת אֱמֶת 
.וְחַיֵּי עוֹלָם נָטַע בְּתוֹכֵֽנוּ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ, נוֹתֵן הַתּוֹרָה 
Baruch Adonai ham’vo-rach l’o-lam va-ed Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-o-lam,
asher natan lanu Toraht emet, v'chayei olam, nata b'tochaynu, 

Baruch Atah Adonai, no-tein ha-Torah.
We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, You have given us a Torah of truth, 
implanting within us eternal life. We praise You, O God, Giver of the Torah.

Steps 5 through 9 are explained in this audio file.


Kabbalat Shabbat Prayers

Shabbat Morning Prayers

PASSOVER RESOURCES (videos from the YouTube channel of Hazzan Glantz)
The videos include the texts in Hebrew and transliteration.

Seder Order Kadesh Urchatz (the first part of the seder tells the seder, the order for the evening) 

Kiddush (the Kiddush for Seder when it is not Shabbat or Saturday night) 

The Maggid Section Intro

Barukh HaMakom (popular song that introduces the Four Children)

The Four Children

Ha Lachma

The Four Questions

 The Popular Tune

Nusach Traditional Chant 

Avadim Hayinu "We Were Slaves in Egypt"

The Nirtzah Conclusion

Ki Lo Na'eh

Adir Hu

Echad mi Yodea?

Chad Gad Yah

PRAYERS FOR CEMETERY VISITS (you can download the prayerbook here)

Hashem Ma Adam (page 2)

Psalm 121 Shir Hama'alot (page 4)

Psalm 121 Shir Hama'alot (page 12)

El Moleh Rachamim The Memorial Prayer (page 14)

Mourner's Kaddish between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (page 16)

Mourner's Kaddish at other times (page 16)

Sun, June 16 2024 10 Sivan 5784