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☞   Before the Aliyot

This is an archive of prayers for using during the Torah Reading service, before the Torah reading begins after the scrolls are removed from the ark.

Click here to contribute a prayer you have written, translated, or transcribed for this portion of the Torah Reading Service.


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For prayers offered after the aliyot at the end of the Torah Reading Service, visit here.

For prayers offered during the Torah Reading Service, during the aliyot, visit here.

Lord! When I Hear Thy Holy Law, a hymn on Divine Law by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

סדר עתיק לקריאות מהתנ״ך לפי מסכת סופרים | A Service for Scriptural Readings from Antiquity, reconstructed from Masekhet Soferim by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

תפילה קודם קריאת פרשת אחרי מות | Prayer to be Recited Before the Reading of Parashat Aḥarei Mōt, by Rabbi Steven Greenberg

A Kavvanah on Praying, Singing, and Listening to Torah Readings, by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan (1942)

בְּרִיךְ שְׁמֵהּ דְּמָרֵא עָלְמָא | B’rikh Shmeih d’Marei Alma (Bendito sea Tu nombre, Senyor del Mundo), Ladino translation from the siddur El Nuevo Avodat haShanah (1904)

על הכל יתגדל ויתקדש | An Alternative Mourner’s Ḳaddish, from a prayer offered during the removal of the Torah from the Arōn (Seder Rav Amram Gaon)