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Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Rabbi Dr. Zalman Meshullam Schachter-Shalomi, affectionately known as "Reb Zalman", (28 August 1924 – 3 July 2014) was one of the founders of the Jewish Renewal movement. Born in Żółkiew, Poland (now Ukraine) and raised in Vienna, he was interned in detention camps under the Vichy Regime but managed to flee the Nazi advance, emigrating to the United States in 1941. He was ordained as an Orthodox rabbi in 1947 within the ḤaBaD Hasidic movement while under the leadership of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, and served ḤaBaD communities in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He subsequently earned an M.A. in psychology of religion at Boston University, and a doctorate from the Hebrew Union College. He was initially sent out to speak on college campuses by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, but in the early 1960s, after experimenting with "the sacramental value of lysergic acid", the main ingredient in LSD, leadership within ḤaBaD circles cut ties with him. He continued teaching the Torah of Ḥassidut until the end of his life to creative, free and open-minded Jewish thinkers with humility and kindness and established warm ecumenical ties as well. In September 2009, he became the first contributor of a siddur to the Open Siddur Project database of Jewish liturgy and related work. Reb Zalman supported the Open Siddur Project telling its founder, "this is what I've been looking forward to!" and sharing among many additional works of liturgy, an interview he had with Havurah magazine in the early to mid-1980s detailing his vision of "Database Davenen." The Open Siddur Project is proud to be realizing one of Reb Zalman's long held dreams.

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עמידה | Another version of the Weekday Amidah, by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 16 Feb 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

A version of the weekday Amiday by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi emphasizing personal prayer, set side-by-side with a Sefaradi text of the Amidah. . . .


אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם | Adōn Olam, interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 19 Jan 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s interpretive “praying translation” of the piyyut, Adon Olam. . . .


After the weekday Amidah, a prescription for taḥanun from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 21 Jan 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

A prescriptive instruction from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi on the purpose of the taḥanun after the Amidah. . . .


בִּרְכָּת אַהֲבַה | Ahavat Olam, for Shaḥarit, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 28 Aug 2018 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of “Ahavat Olam” in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .


עָלֵינוּ לְשַׁבֵּחַ | Aleinu, interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 29 Jul 2018 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Abba (Arikha) bar Aybo (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of an abridged form of the prayer Aleinu in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .


ברכות על קריאת התורה | Blessing over the Torah Reading, at Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia

Contributed on: 30 Nov 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Arthur Waskow | Mishkan Shalom |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Reb Arthur Waskow, and others helped to formulate this grammatically feminine Hebrew blessing for an oleh in their blessing over the Torah reading, in the early years of Congregation Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia (1988-1983). . . .


עמידה לשחרית שבת | The Amidah for Shabbat (Day), by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 28 Jul 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

The Amidah for the Shabbat Shaḥarit service in Reb Zalman’s devotional English adaptation, set side-by-side with the corresponding Hebrew liturgy. . . .


An Untitled Prayer for Shaḥarit on days without Taḥanun after Psalms 15, by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 26 Jul 2018 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

In his Siddur Tehilat Hashem Yedaber Pi (2009), this untitled teḥinah appears just below Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 15 (recited on joyful and celebrative days when Taḥanun is not recited) and just above the Psalms of the Day section. We are not certain whether this teḥinah is an original prayer by Reb Zalman, a translation of an existing teḥinah found for Taḥanun, or a composite of teḥinot found in the Taḥanun service. . . .


אָנָּא בְּכֹחַ | Ana b’Khoaḥ, a 42 letter name piyyut with a singing translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 15 Oct 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

The most well-known 42 letter divine name acrostic piyyut. . . .


אֲסַדֵּר לִסְעוּדָתָא | Asader liS’udata, a piyyut for Shabbat morning by Rabbi Yitsḥaq Luria (translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi)

Contributed on: 21 Mar 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Yitsḥak Luria |

A piyyut by the ARI for the day of Shabbat in Aramaic set side-by-side with Reb Zalman’s paraliturgical, devotional translation. . . .


אֲשֶׁר יָצַר | Asher Yatsar, interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 02 Sep 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Abayyé ben Kaylil |

This English translation of the prayer “Asher Yatsar” by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, was first published in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). Versification by Aharon Varady according to the nusaḥ ha-ARI z”l. . . .


אַתָּה־הוּא וְאָז יָשִׁיר (מקוצר)‏ | Atah Hu and a condensed Az Yashir, adapted and translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 04 Aug 2018 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of נחמיה ט׃ו-י (Neḥemyah 9:6-10) in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .


אֲזַמֵּר בִּשְׁבָחִין | Azamer biShvaḥin, a piyyut for Friday evening by Rabbi Yitsḥaq Luria (translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi)

Contributed on: 20 Mar 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Yitsḥak Luria |

The Friday evening shabbat piyyut, Atqinu Seudata, in Aramaic set side-by-side with Reb Zalman’s paraliturgical, devotional translation. . . .


בָּרוּךְ שֶׁאָמַר | Barukh She’amar, interpretive translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l

Contributed on: 17 Oct 2017 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

This English translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l of “Barukh Sh’amar,” was first published in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). Linear associations of this translation according to the nusaḥ ha-ARI z”l by Aharon Varady. . . .


ברוך ה׳ לעולם | Barukh Hashem l’Olam :: Bless Yah Always, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 03 Aug 2018 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) | the Masoretic Text |

In the daily Shaḥarit (morning) psukei dzemirah service, this centos completes the reading of Psalms 145-150 and precedes the reading of Vayivarekh David” (1 Chronicles 29:10-13). Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the linked verse piyyut, “Barukh YHVH (Hashem) L’Olam” in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .


ברכת המזון | Thanks for the Food, an interpretive translation of the Birkat Hamazon by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 16 Nov 2014 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

The style by which Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l translated Jewish liturgy in English was neither literal nor idiomatic, but highly interpretive and interspersed with his own ḥiddushim (innovations). Showing Reb Zalman’s translation side-by-side with the Jewish liturgy helps to illuminate his understanding of the liturgy — it’s deeper meaning as well as how it might be communicated to a contemporary audience. In the version I have prepared below, I have set the interpretive translation of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l side-by-side with the liturgical Hebrew that may have inspired it. In several places, Reb Zalman’s formulation departs from the traditional Ashkenazi nusaḥ. Where there is no Hebrew, we can more easily observe where Reb Zalman has expanded upon the blessing. Still, my work was not exhaustive and I appreciate any corrections to the nusaḥ (liturgical custom) of the Hebrew that may have inspired Reb Zalman’s interpretation in English. . . .


ברכות התורה | Blessing for Torah Study, interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 10 Sep 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

This English translation of the blessing for Torah study by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, was first published in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). Versification according to the Nusaḥ ha-ARI z”l by Aharon Varady. . . .


A Blessing for Peace, Health, Joy, Prosperity, and Kindness, by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 23 Nov 2016 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Netanel Miles-Yépez | Aharon N. Varady (transcription) |

A blessing by Reb Zalman for Peace, Health, Joy, Prosperity, and Kindness which he wrote in spray paint on a municipal water tank behind his house in Colorado. . . .


ברכות השחר | Blessings at your Dawn of Wakefulness, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 30 Jul 2018 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the Birkhot haShaḥar in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .


בְּנֵי הֵיכָלָא | Bnei Heikhala, a piyyut for Shabbat afternoon by Rabbi Yitsḥaq Luria (translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi)

Contributed on: 21 Mar 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Yitsḥak Luria |

A piyyut by the ARI for the afternoon of Shabbat in Aramaic set side-by-side with Reb Zalman’s paraliturgical, devotional translation. . . .


“Database Davvenen” by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (circa mid-1980s)

Contributed on: 08 Oct 2013 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

The following work was published by a Havurah publication in the late 1970s or early 1980s by Rab Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. In it, Rab Zalman presciently describes a digital database of liturgy and liturgy-related work that havurah groups across the world could use to bring together custom designed and crafted works for use in communal prayer. We are grateful to Reb Zalman for bringing this work to our attention. . . .


אֵל אָדוֹן (אשכנז) | El Adōn, a piyyut attributed to the Yordei Merkavah (interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi)

Contributed on: 19 Jan 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

The piyyut, El Adon, in Hebrew with an interpretive “praying translation” by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalom, z”l. . . .


אֵל מָלֵא רַחֲמִים | El Malé Raḥamim (Prayer for the Departed), interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 21 Jan 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

The prayer El Malé Raḥamim, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. . . .


אֵל מִסְתַּתֵּר | El Mistater (The God who is Hidden), by Avraham Maimin (ca. 1550, translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi)

Contributed on: 21 Mar 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Avraham Maimin |

The mystical piyyut of Avraham Maimin, a student of Moshe Cordovero, translated by Reb Zalman. . . .


תפילה קודם התפילה מרבי אלימלך מליזשענסק | Rabbi Elimelekh of Lizhensk’s prayer to be able to pray (interpretive translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi)

Contributed on: 24 Jul 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Elimelekh Weisblum of Lizhensk |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of “Rabbi Elimelekh of Lizhensk’s prayer to be able to pray” in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). To the best of my ability, I have set his translation side-by-side with a transcription of the vocalized text of the prayer. Reb Zalman may have made his translation to a slightly different edition of this prayer as indicated in several places. If you can determine which edition of Rabbi Elimelekh’s prayer was translated by Reb Zalman, please contact us or share your knowledge in the comments. . . .


בִּרְכָּת גָּאַל יִשְׂרָאֵל | Emet v’Emunah, interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 21 Jan 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

The first of two blessings following the shema in the evening, rendered by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in his English “praying translation.” . . .


אֵשֶׁת חַיִל | Éshet Ḥayil (Proverbs 31:10-31) For an Accomplished Woman, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 06 Nov 2014 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) | the Masoretic Text |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s interpretive translation of Proverbs 31:10-31, popularly read before the first festive meal for shabbat on Friday night. . . .


Concerning Intolerance of New Practices in Jewish Prayer, by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1989)

Contributed on: 21 Nov 2012 by Gabbai Seth Fishman (translation) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

It is the responsibility of leadership in every generation to remove stumbling blocks from paths provided for seekers of Hashem. The needs of the faith community have dramatically changed. In our generation, many of the paths to Heaven that used to work very well in the past, don’t work any more. Why is that? For several reasons: . . .


הַשְׁכִּיבֵנוּ | Hashkivenu, interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 21 Jan 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

The Hashkivenu prayer of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. . . .


התרת נדרים | Hatarat Nedarim: The Release of Vows, by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 16 Sep 2012 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

Almost everyone who is Jewish knows that Kol Nidre is about releasing vows and has participated in the ceremony. Few know the parallel ritual done in small groups before Rosh Hashanah. Traditionally, right before Rosh Hashanah one performs this simple ritual with three friends, each in turn becoming the petitioner, while the other three act as the beit din, the judges in a court. The ritual is a wonderful way to enter the holidays as well as to prepare oneself for what will happen on Yom Kippur. . . .


הֲבִינֵנוּ | Havinenu, a short form of the Amidah by Mar Shmuel bar Abba, adapted by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi from a paraphrasing by Rev. Joseph F. Stern

Contributed on: 08 Aug 2018 by Joseph Frederick Stern | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Shmuel bar Abba |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his adaptation of Rabbi Joseph F. Stern’s (East London Synagogue, ca. early 20th c.) adaptation of the “Havinenu,” short form of the Amidah in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .


הושׁענות | Hoshanot by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, translation by Gabbai Seth Fishman

Contributed on: 30 Sep 2015 by Gabbai Seth Fishman (translation) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

A supplemental Hoshanot liturgy for Sukkot confessing a selection of humanity’s crimes against creation. . . .


קדיש יתום | Mourner’s Ḳaddish, interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 09 Oct 2013 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

An interpretive translation of the Mourner’s Kaddish, by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l. . . .


מַעֲרִיב עֲרָבִים | Maariv Aravim, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l

Contributed on: 10 Oct 2018 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the blessing preceding the Shema in the evening “Maariv Aravim” in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .


מָעוֹז צוּר | Maoz Tsur (Rock of Ages), singing translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l

Contributed on: 04 Dec 2015 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Mordecai ben Yitsḥok ha-Levi |

A singing translation of the popular piyyut (devotional poem), “Maoz Tzur,” by Reb Zalman for Ḥanukkah. . . .


מודה אני | Modeh Ani by Moshe ibn Makhir (interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi)

Contributed on: 21 Jan 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Mosheh ben Yehudah ibn Makhir |

Modeh Ani, in Hebrew with English translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. . . .


אֱלֹהַי נְשָׁמָה שֶׁנָּתַתָּ בִּי | Neshamah Shenatata Bi (the breath you have given me), interpretive translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 11 Sep 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

This English translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l of “Neshama Shenatata Bi,” was first published in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). Linear associations of this translation according to the nusaḥ ha-ARI z”l by Aharon Varady. . . .


נִשְׁמַת כָּל חַי | Nishmat Kol Ḥai, interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 19 Jan 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

This “praying translation” of the piyyut Nishmat Kol Ḥai is included in Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s Sabbath Supplement to his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi ~ As I Can Say It (for Praying in the Vernacular) (2009). The translation includes several prayers that follow the piyyut: Ha-El B’ta’atsumot Uzekha, and Shoḥen Ad. . . .


בִּרְכָּת אַהֲבַה | Ahavat Olam, for Maariv/Arvit translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l

Contributed on: 10 Oct 2018 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the blessing preceding the Shema in the evening “Ohev Amo Yisrael” in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .


On Belief Held in the Act of Prayer by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, translated by Gabbai Seth Fishman

Contributed on: 18 Feb 2016 by Gabbai Seth Fishman (translation) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

The one who prays to Hashem Yitbarakh should hold the belief that, from the start, there was a cause brought about by the everlasting One, and that S/He is the source of all completions, and S/He created all the worlds at the time when it arose in Hir will. . . .


פָּתַח אֵלִיָּֽהוּ | Pataḥ Eliyahu (Tiqqunei Zohar 17a), translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 01 Nov 2014 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) |

Elijah began saying: Lord of the worlds You Who are One and not just a number You are the highest of the highest most hidden of the undisclosed no thought scheme grasps You at all. . . .


A Prayer before Torah Study, by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 03 May 2015 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

A prayer before commencing the study of Torah in groups, in ḥavrutah study, or alone. . . .


A Prayer for Renewal, by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi (2004)

Contributed on: 09 Jun 2021 by Netanel Miles-Yépez | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

This is an untitled prayer by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, originally offered by him in an address given at the Roundtable Dialogue for the visit of the 14th Dalai Lama together with other Nobel Laureates in Vancouver, B.C., entitled “Balancing Educating the Mind with Educating the Heart.” The event was held at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, on Tuesday, April 20, 2004. While the video documenting the address is currently offline, thankfully the original text of the prayer is given in its transcription by Gabbai Seth Fishman. The prayer is presented here alongside an adaptation found in the High Holy Days Maḥzor of Congregation Nevei Kodesh: Jewish Renewal Community of Boulder (2018), p.36, Section 10: Prayers for Rosh haShanah. The prayer in this form, as revised by Netanel Miles-Yepez and Reb Zalman, can be found at Kol Aleph (2014) and the now defunct Sufi Hasidim website (2009). . . .


תפילת נחם על תשעה באב | Tefilat Naḥem on Tisha b’Av, by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (free translation by Gabbai Seth Fishman)

Contributed on: 19 Jul 2013 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Gabbai Seth Fishman (translation) |

During the time before there was a State of Israel, those ideals in our hearts which we tried to practice and which we wanted others to practice, seemed not achievable where we were because, we felt we had no influence over our world where we were. And so, the longing for our homeland was tied into the longing for our dreams and our vision. Now that the state of Israel is with us, our dreams and our visions still remain distant from our lives and therefore when we say the Tisha B’av prayers we need to remind ourselves of the distance between that which we would have in this world and that which we do have. . . .


ריבונו של עולם הריני מוחל | Prayer of Forgiveness from the Bedtime Shema, by Rabbi Yitsḥak Luria z”l (translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi)

Contributed on: 25 Jul 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Yitsḥak Luria |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of Rabbi Yitsḥak Luria’s prayer “Hareni Moḥel” (I hereby forgive) in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). To the best of my ability, I have set his translation side-by-side with a transcription of the vocalized text of the prayer. The prayer by the ARI z”l was first published in Ḥayim Vital’s Pri Ets Ḥayyim, Shaar Kriyat Shema al Hamitah, Pereq 2 (פרי עץ חיים, שער קריאת שמע שעל המיטה, פרק ב), and based on the statement of Reish Lakish in the Bavli Pesachim 66b and the practice of Mar Zutra attested in the Bavli Megillah 28a . . .


תהלים א׳ | Psalms 1, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 18 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 1 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), p. 1. . . .


תהלים ב׳ | Psalms 2, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 19 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 2 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), p. 2. . . .


תהלים ג׳ | Psalms 3, a mizmor of David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 19 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 3 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), p. 3. . . .


תהלים ד׳ | Psalms 4, a mizmor of David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 19 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 4 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), p. 4. . . .


תהלים ה׳ | Psalms 5, a mizmor of David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 19 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 5 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), pp. 5-6. . . .


תהלים ו׳ | Psalms 6, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 29 Jul 2018 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) | the Masoretic Text |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the prayer Psalms 6 in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .


תהלים ז׳ | Psalms 7, a shigayon of David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 28 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 7 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), pp. 8-9. . . .


תהלים ח׳ | Psalms 8, a mizmor of David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 28 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 8 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), p. 10. . . .


תהלים י׳ | Psalms 10, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 28 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 10 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), pp. 12-13. . . .


תהלים י״א | Psalms 11, by David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 29 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 11 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), p. 14. . . .


תהלים י״ב | Psalms 12, a mizmor by David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 29 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 12 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), p. 15. . . .


תהלים י״ג | Psalms 13, a mizmor by David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 30 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 13 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), p. 16. . . .


תהלים י״ד | Psalms 14, by David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 30 Apr 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation and reworking of Psalms 14 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), p. 17. . . .


תהלים ט״ו | Psalms 15, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 26 Jul 2018 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Psalms 15 is read on special days of festive joy in place of Taḥanun. Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of Psalms 15 in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). To the best of my ability, I have set his translation side-by-side with the verses comprising the Psalm. –Aharon N. Varady . . .


תהלים ט״ז | Psalms 16, a mikhtam by David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 01 May 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation and reworking of Psalms 16 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), p. 19. . . .


תהלים י״ז | Psalms 17, a tefilah by David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 01 May 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation and reworking of Psalms 17 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), pp. 20-21. . . .


תהלים י״ח | Psalms 18, a shir by David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 02 May 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation and reworking of Psalms 18 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), pp. 22-27. . . .


תהלים י״ט | Psalms 19, a mizmor by David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 09 May 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 19 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), pp. 28-29. . . .


תהלים כ׳ | Psalms 20, a mizmor by David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 11 May 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of Psalms 19 was first published in Psalms in a Translation for Praying (Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia: 2014), pp. 28-29. . . .


תהלים כ״ג | Psalms 23, a mizmor by David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 19 Mar 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) |

A paraliturgical translation of Psalms 23 in English, set side-by-side with the Masoretic Hebrew. . . .


תהלים כ״ד | The Psalm for Sunday, Psalms 24 (translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l)

Contributed on: 29 Jul 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) | the Masoretic Text |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the Psalm of the Day for Sunday (Psalms 24) in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). To the best of my ability, I have set his translation side-by-side with a transcription of the vocalized text of the Psalm. –Aharon N. Varady . . .


תהלים כ״ה | Psalms 25, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l

Contributed on: 29 Jul 2018 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) | the Masoretic Text |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of Psalms 25 in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009) for days on which Taḥanun is practiced after the morning Amidah. . . .


תהלים כ״ז | Psalms 27 (interpretive translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l)

Contributed on: 26 Aug 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) | the Masoretic Text |

This English translation of Psalms 27 by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, was first published in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). Versification by Aharon Varady. . . .


תהלים ל׳ | Psalms 30 by David (interpretive translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l)

Contributed on: 23 Jul 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution) | the Masoretic Text |

This is an English translation of Psalms 30 by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, first published in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). The translation was set side-by-side with the original Hebrew by Aharon Varady. . . .


תהלים מ״ח | The Psalm for Monday, Psalms 48 (translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l)

Contributed on: 30 Jul 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Bnei Qoraḥ | the Masoretic Text |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the Psalm of the Day for Monday (Psalms 48) in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). To the best of my ability, I have set his translation side-by-side with a transcription of the vocalized text of the Psalm. –Aharon N. Varady . . .


תהלים ס״ז | Psalms 67 (interpretive translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l)

Contributed on: 09 Aug 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Unknown Author(s) | the Masoretic Text |

This English translation of Psalms 30 by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, was first published in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). Versification by Aharon Varady. . . .


תהלים פ״א | The Psalm for Thursday, Psalms 81 (translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l)

Contributed on: 27 Jul 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Asaph ben Berechiah | the Masoretic Text |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the Psalm of the Day for Thursday (Psalms 81) in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). To the best of my ability, I have set his translation side-by-side with a transcription of the vocalized text of the Psalm. . . .


תהלים פ״ב | The Psalm for Tuesday, Psalms 82 (translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l)

Contributed on: 30 Jul 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Asaph ben Berechiah | the Masoretic Text |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the Psalm of the Day for Tuesday (Psalms 82) in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). To the best of my ability, I have set his translation side-by-side with a transcription of the vocalized text of the Psalm. –Aharon N. Varady . . .


תהלים צ׳ | Psalms 90, a tefilah by Mosheh translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 19 Mar 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Mosheh ben Amram (traditional attribution) | the Masoretic Text |

A paraliturgical translation of Psalms 90 in English, set side-by-side with the Masoretic Hebrew. . . .


תהלים צ״א | Psalms 91, a song against evil spirits translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Contributed on: 19 Mar 2022 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Mosheh ben Amram (traditional attribution) | the Masoretic Text |

A paraliturgical translation of Psalms 91 in English, set side-by-side with the Masoretic Hebrew. . . .


תהלים צ״ג | The Psalm for Friday, Psalms 93 (translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l)

Contributed on: 28 Jul 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | Unknown Author(s) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the Psalm of the Day for Friday (Psalms 93) in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). To the best of my ability, I have set his translation side-by-side with a transcription of the vocalized text of the Psalm. . . .


תהלים צ״ד | The Psalm for Wednesday, Psalms 94 (translation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l)

Contributed on: 26 Jul 2017 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | Unknown Author(s) |

This psalm was the Wednesday song of the Levites in the Holy Temple. . . .


תהלים ק׳ | Psalms 100, interpretive translation and adaptation by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l

Contributed on: 10 Aug 2017 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | Unknown Author(s) |

This interpretation and adaptation of Psalms 100 by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, was first published in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .


תהלים ק״ד | Psalms 104, a hymn of creation translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (2009)

Contributed on: 23 Jul 2018 by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | the Masoretic Text | Unknown Author(s) |

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of “Barkhi Nafshi” (Psalms 104) for Rosh Ḥodesh in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). To the best of my ability, I have set his translation side-by-side with the verses comprising the Psalm. –Aharon N. Varady . . .


תהלים קל״ט | Psalms 139, interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: 14 Jan 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Zalman Schachter-Shalomi |

Psalms 139 in Hebrew with an interpretive translation in English by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l. . . .



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