Aharon N. Varady (transcription)

Aharon Varady (M.A.J.Ed./JTSA Davidson) is a volunteer transcriber for the Open Siddur Project, which he founded and directs. If you find any mistakes in his transcriptions, please let him know. Shgiyot mi yavin, Ministarot Nakeni שְׁגִיאוֹת מִי־יָבִין; מִנִּסְתָּרוֹת נַקֵּנִי "Who can know all one's flaws? From hidden errors, correct me" (Psalms 19:13). If you'd like to directly support his work, please consider donating via his Patreon account. Besides his transcription work, Varady occasionally translates prayers and contributes his own original work. (Varady also serves as editor and administrator of the Open Siddur Project website, opensiddur.org, and is an outspoken advocate for open-source in Judaism more of which can be read about in this interview in the Atlantic Magazine.)

הַיּוֹם תְּאַמְּצֵנוּ | haYom T’amtseinu, a piyyut for the end of musaf on Rosh haShanah and Yom Kippur
אבלה נפשי | Avlah Nafshi (My soul mourns), a seliḥah for Tsom Gedalyah attributed to Rav Saadia Gaon (10th c.)
אֲדוֹן הַסְּלִיחוֹת | Lord of Forgiveness
Torah and Haftarah Readings for Rosh haShanah la-Behemot on Rosh Ḥodesh Elul
Prayer for the Congregation and the Government, by the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1895)
תחנה פאר די ליכט מאכין אום ערב יום כפור | Tkhine for Candlemaking on Erev Yom Kippur, by Sarah bat Tovim (ca. early 18th c.)
קמע לשמירה מפני לילית | Apotropaic ward for the protection of pregnant women and infants against Lilith & her minions (Montgomery 1913, reconstructed)
Exhortacion | Exhortation of Ḥakham Ishak Nieto (1740)
הַנּוֺתֵן תְּשׁוּעָה | The Prayer for the Safety of Kings, Princes and Commonwealths, presented by Menasseh ben Israel to Oliver Cromwell (1655)
That Religion Be Not a Cloak for Hypocrisy, by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan (1945)
Υγρομαντεια | The Hygromancy of Solomon (ca. 5th c. CE)
ספר ברוך | Sefer Barukh (1:1-3:8), from the Reconstructed Hebrew Vorlage by Prof. Emmanuel Tov, vocalized and cantillated by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer
Wise Counsel: Selected verses from the Book of ben Sira for a Seliḥot Service by Paltiel Birnbaum
קמע לשמירת המגפה | Amulet for Protection from the Plague, attributed to Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum (ca. 19th c.)
ברייתא דרבי ישמעאל | The Baraita of Rebbi Yishma’el: thirteen principles of halakhic exegesis, translated by Ben-Zion Bokser
Prayer for Yisrael and the Congregation, by Rabbi Joseph Miller (1927)
Prayer on behalf of a sibling starting off on a journey, by Rabbi Abraham Burstein (1927)
די דעקלאראציע פון אומאָפּהענגיקײט | הצהרת העצמאות של ארצות־הברית | The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America (1776)
תפילת הדרך | The Traveler’s Prayer (with a Supplement for Airplane Travel)
Prayer for a Sick Child, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
A Wife’s Prayer for Matrimonial Happiness, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
A Widow’s Prayer, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
[Prayer] on the Anniversary of a Parent’s Death (יאָרצײַט‎), by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer for the Evening of the Day of Atonement (נעילה), by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
[Prayer] for the Day of Atonement, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer for Shmini Atseret (שמיני עצרת), by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer for the First Day of Sukkot, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer for the Feast of Purim, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
[Prayer] for the Last Days of Passover, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer for the Departed (הזכרת נשמות), by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer for a young maiden, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer in Heavy Sickness, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Thanksgiving for Deliverance, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer for Patience and Strength in Adversity, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer After Safe Delivery [in Childbirth], by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer on the Approach of Childbirth, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
A Wife’s Prayer whose Husband is on a Journey, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer for an Orphan, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
[Prayer] at a Mother’s Grave, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
[Prayer] at the Grave of a Child, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
[Prayer] at the Grave of a Brother or Sister, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Prayer on the Ninth Day of Aḅ תשעה באב the anniversary of the destruction of Jerusalem, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Night Prayer, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Meditations on the Life of Moses, Our Great Legislator, Appointed for the 7th Adar, the Anniversary of his Death, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer on the New Moon, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer on the Sabbath Previous to the New Moon, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Meditation on the Holy Sabbath, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer of a Mother on the Grave of Her Child, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer for Resignation Under Injuries, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer for Salvation in the Future State (Olam haBa), by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer on the Grave of a Sister, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer on the Grave of a Brother, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer for a Widow at the Grave of Her Husband, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer of an Orphan, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer of Thanksgiving on Recovering from Sickness, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer in sickness, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer of a mother for her sick infant child, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer of a Wife for a Sick Husband, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer for the Feast of Dedication: חנוכה, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer for the Sabbath, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer on Becoming Responsible as to Religious Duties, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer on the Day of Circumcision, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayers Previous to Initiation on Attaining the Age of Twelve, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer on the Anniversary of the Death of a Parent (יאָרצײַט), by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer for Parents, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
[Prayer] on a Birthday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Friday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Thursday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Wednesday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Tuesday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Monday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Morning Prayer, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)
Prayer for the Close of the Sabbath, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
[Prayer] for the Sabbath Day, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Evening Prayer for Children, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Morning Prayer for Children, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
Gebet für Eltern | Prayer for [Sick] Parents, by Fanny Neuda (1855)
A Prayer for Peace and Goodwill Among the Nations of the Earth, by Rabbi Jonas Kaminkowski (1927)
אַקְדָמוּת מִילִין | Aḳdamut Milin, a preface to the Targum for the Shavuot Torah Reading, attributed to Meir ben Isaac Nehorai of Orléans (ca. 11th c.)
אמעריקע | America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee), a patriotic hymn by Samuel Francis Smith (1832)
Thanksgiving Day Prayer, by Rabbi Max Klein (1954)
פָּרָשַׁת בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ | Parashat b’Ha’alotekha (Numbers 8:1-12:16), color-coded according to its narrative layers
פָּרָשַׁת נָשֹׂא | Parashat Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89), color-coded according to its narrative layers
הִנֵּה שָׁם אֶמְצָאֶךָּ | Where We Can Find Yah, a prayer-poem by Eugene Kohn (1945) inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali (Song Offerings, 1912)
בן סירא מב:כא-מג:לא | ben Sira 42:21-43:31, a hymn of creation translated by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan
פָּרָשַׁת בְּמִדְבַּר | Parashat b’Midbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20), color-coded according to its narrative layers
הַנּוֺתֵן תְּשׁוּעָה | Prayer for the Prosperity of his Royal Majesty, delivered by Rabbi Jacob Jehudah Leon Templo to King Charles II (1675)
תפילה לשלום המלכות | Prayer for the Welfare of George Washington, George Clinton, and the Thirteen States of America by Hendla Jochanan van Oettingen (1784)
מִימִינִי מִיכָאֵל | “Mikhael is on my right,” the angelic invocation for divine protection from the Ḳriyat Shema al haMitah
פָּרָשַׁת בְּחֻקֹּתַי | Parashat b’Ḥuqotai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34), color-coded according to its narrative layers
פָּרָשַׁת בְּהַר | Parashat b’Har (Leviticus 25:1-26:2), color-coded according to its narrative layers
רִבּוֹן הָעוֹלָמִים | Ribon HaOlamim, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman
בִּרְכוֹת הַתּוֹרָה | Birkhot haTorah, paraliturgical reflections by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman
אֱלֹהַי נְשָׁמָה | Elohai Neshamah, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman
אֲשֶׁר יָצַר | Asher Yatsar, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman
ברכות השחר | Birkhot haShaḥar (Morning Blessings), paraliturgical reflections by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman
מַה־טֹּבוּ | Mah Tovu, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman
פָּרָשַׁת אֱמֹר | Parashat Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23), color-coded according to its narrative layers
תפילה לשלום מדינת ישראל | Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel, by Rabbi Yitsḥak haLevi Hertzog (1948)
פָּרָשַׁת קְדֹשִׁים | Parashat Qedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:26), color-coded according to its narrative layers

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