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Traditional blessings before Torah reading.

In addition to reading the text below and listening to my instructions, you may also watch this instructional video: https://youtu.be/i_9tD7lG8pc or others like it that you can search for online under “how to have an aliyah.”

Reconstructionist blessings before Torah reading.

Click below to hear Reconstructionist Torah blessings:

Reconstructionist blessings before Torah reading

Reconstructionist blessing after Torah reading

Excerpt from Leyamim Nora’im: Prayerbook for the Days of Awe (Philadelphia: Reconstructionist Press, 1999), p. 474.

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