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TORAH AND HAFTARAH PREPARATION

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  
Kiddush
Ashray

PERFORMING AN ALIYAH TO THE TORAH

Instructions:
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.


New Seder Avodah 

Yedid Nefesh - Page 6 
Psalm 95 - Page 8 
Psalm 96 - Page 10 
Psalm 97 - Page 12 
Psalm 98 - Page 14 
Psalm 99 - Page 16 
Mah Tovu - Page 142 
Ashray (part 1) - Page 202 
Ashray (part 2) - Page 204 
Psalm 150 - Page 214 
Nishmat Kol Hai - Page 226 
Ki Chol Peh - Page 230 
Shochen Ad - Page 232 
Hatzi Kaddish + Bar’chu - Page 234 
HaKol Yoducha - Page 236 
El Adon (Davidson) - Page 238 
La-Ayl Asher Shavat - Page 240 
Or Hadash - Page 244 
Ahavah Rabah - Page 246 
Sh’ma - Page 248 
Vayomer-L'ma'an - Page 250 
Mi Chamocha - Page 254 
Shaharit Amidah - Page 256 
Shaharit Amidah (with Imahot) - Page 256 
Shaharit Amidah (cont’d) - Page 258 
Shaharit Kedushah - Page 260 
L’dor va-dor + Kedushat Hayom - Page 262 
Hallel – Psalm 113 - Page 296 
Hallel – Psalm 114 - Page 298 
Hallel – Psalm 115 - Page 302 
Kaddish Shalem - Page 312 
Torah Service (Shabbat) - Page 322 
Torah Service (Shabbat – cont’d) - Page 326 
Prayer for the State of Israel - Page 344 
Return Torah to Ark - Page 354 
Return Torah to Ark (cont’d) - Page 356 
Return Torah to Ark (cont’d) - Page 358 
Hatzi Kaddish (Wohlberg) - Page 362 
Musaf Amidah - Page 364 
Musaf Amidah (cont’d) - Page 366 
Musaf Kedushah - Page 368 
Musaf Kedushah (cont’d) - Page 370 
Hatzi Kaddish - Page 764 
Musaf Rosh Hodesh Avot - Page 766 
Gevurot - Page 768 
Kedusha - Page 770