This is a transcription made by Gabriel Wasserman of Seder Avodat Yisrael, a critical text of the Ashkenaz nusaḥ by Isaac Seligman Baer published in 1868. Gabriel prepared this text for a maḥzor for Ḥanukah. At his request we have included all the liturgy aside from the piyyutim for Ḥanukah. This transcription does not include the meteg, a punctuation mark used in Hebrew for denoting stress. . . .
The evening service for entering Shabbat and Yom Tov as is the custom of Kehillat Kol Haneshama in south Jerusalem, Israel. . . .
Benyamim’s Sedaka’s English translations of the Israelite-Samaritan “Prayer to be Read by the Eldest Reader of the Sabbath Portion” and Abraham ben Marchiv Tsedaka Hassafari’s poem to be read after reading the last portion of the Torah reading . . .
…if we could discard differences: human,
animal, fire, stone, seed, snow
even that cry of togetherness
would not be enough to thank You. . . .