פַּרְשְׁיָתָא דְּפִתְחָא לְמִנְחָה | Passages for Opening Minḥah, by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

One of the great things about Pesukei and Kabbalat Shabbat is that it enhances our feeling of holiness, that what we’re about to do is outside the secular world we’ve just left. Minḥah is the shortest service, and usually gone through the fastest. But it is still a spot of holiness in our afternoons, and we should keep that in mind. I hope that this text can help us remember that we can always take a break from our day to access some afternoon holiness. . . .

Mikvah Kavvanah for Affirming Jewish identity, by Rabbi Jonah Rank

A kavvanah for affirming one’s Jewish identity in a mikvah before immersion. . . .

A Jewish Prayer for Graduation and an Interfaith Meditation on Wisdom and Learning, by Jonah Rank (2010)

A Jewish Prayer for Graduation and an Interfaith Meditation on Wisdom and Learning, by Rabbi Jonah Rank (2010) . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:22): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat Yitro in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

סֵדֶר ט״וּ בִּשְׁבָט לִקּוּיֵי הַיָּרֵחַ | A Tu BiShvat Seder Haggadah for the Total Lunar Eclipse, by Rabbi David Seidenberg (neohasid.org, 5779/2019)

A Tu Bishvat Seder Haggadah prepared for a time when the Jewish New Year’s Day festival for trees coincides with a total lunar eclipse, as occurred in Tevet 5779 (January 2019). . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat B’shalaḥ (Exodus 13:17-17:16): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat B’shalaḥ in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Haftarah Reading for Parashat Bo (Jeremiah 46:13-28): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

The hafatarah reading for Parashat Bo in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat Bo in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Va’era (Exodus 6:2-9:35): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat Va’era in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Leslie Gutterman on 15 September 2011

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 15 September 2011. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan on 7 February 2012

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 7 February 2012, for Four Chaplains Day (February 3rd). . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Aaron Melman on 31 May 2012

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 31 May 2012. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Joel Levenson on 10 July 2012

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 10 July 2012. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi David Algaze on 11 July 2012

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 11 July 2012. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Steven Weil on 20 September 2012

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 20 September 2012. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat Shemot in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Vayeḥi (Genesis 47:28-50:26): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat Vayeḥi in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

בָּאנוּ חׇשֵׁךְ לְקַדֵּשׁ | Banu Ḥoshekh l’Qadesh (We come to sanctify the dark), by rabbis David Seidenberg and Jill Hammer

Alternative lyrics to the popular Ḥanukkah song, Banu Ḥoshekh L’Garesh by Sara Levi-Tanai (1960). . . .

Prayer at the Presidential Signing Ceremony for the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act, by Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 22 December 2010

A prayer offered by Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff at the Presidential signing ceremony for the repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) law on December 22, 2010, in Washington, D.C. . . .

Prayer at the National Commemoration of the 34th Anniversary of the Beirut Barracks Bombing, by Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff 23 October 2017

A prayer delivered by Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff at the commemoration for the 34th anniversary of the 1982 Beirut Barracks Bombing. . . .

Memorial Day Prayer at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, by Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 28 May 2018

A prayer offered by Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff at the Vietnam War Memorial on Memorial Day May 28th 2018. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat Vayigash in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Haftarah Reading for Parashat Miqets (I Kings 3:15-4:5): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

The hafatarah reading for Parashat Miqets in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Miqets (Genesis 41:1-44:17): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat Miqets in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Haftarah Reading for the Second Shabbat of Ḥanukkah (I Kings 7:40-50): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

The hafatarah reading for the second Shabbat of Ḥanukkah in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Haftarah Reading for the First Shabbat of Ḥanukkah (Zekharyah 2:14-4:7): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

The hafatarah reading for the first Shabbat of Ḥanukkah in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat Vayishlaḥ in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl on 29 November 2012

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 29 November 2012. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on 2 November 2011

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 2 November 2011. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 16 June 2003

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 16 June 2003. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 13 June 2003

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 13 June 2003. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 21 May 2003

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 21 May 2003. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 19 May 2003

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 19 May 2003. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 5 May 2003

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 5 May 2003. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 29 April 2003

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 29 April 2003. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 28 April 2003

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 28 April 2003. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 22 January 2003

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 22 January 2003. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 20 November 2018

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 20 November 2018. . . .

וידוי הגדול | Vidui HaGadol: The Great Confession, an Al Ḥeyt litany by Michal Talya

This vidui (confession), based on the traditional pattern of Yom Kipur confession, was written around 2011by Michal Talya and is used by several liberal communities in Israel. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Vayishlaḥ (Genesis 32:4-36:43): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat Vayishlaḥ in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

A prayer for the recovery of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A prayer for the recovery of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after a dangerous fall she endured in her office on 8 November 2018. . . .

תפילה לשלום התפוצה היהודית | A Prayer for the Welfare of Diaspora Jewry, by Rabbi Amitai Fraiman

We have a prayer for the State of Israel, its army, government etc. but we do not have a non-judgmental, non-aliyah focused prayer for the welfare of Diaspora Jewry. This prayer offers a remedy for this absence. . . .

תפילה לארצות הברית לאחר הטבח בפּיטסבּורג | Prayer for the United States after the Pittsburgh Massacre, by Rabbi Stephen Belsky (2018)

A prayer composed in the aftermath of the mass murder of the Dor Ḥadash community at the Ets Ḥayyim (Tree of Life) Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh on Shabbat morning 27 October 2018. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Vayetsei (Genesis 28:10-32:3): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat Vayetsei in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Toldōt (Genesis 25:19-28:9): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A Torah reading of Parashat Toldot in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

A Prayer for Pittsburgh, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2018)

“A Prayer for Pittsburgh” was first published by Rabbi Menachem Creditor at his website, and shared with the Open Siddur Project via our Facebook discussion group. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Ḥayyei Sarah (Genesis 23:1–25:18): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

The Torah reading of Parashat Ḥayyei Sarah in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Torah Reading for Parashat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

The Torah reading of Parashat Vayera in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

A Partial Torah Reading for Parashat Lekh Lekha (Genesis 12:1-9 & Genesis 16-17): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

A partial Torah reading of Parashat Lekh Lekha in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Haftarah Reading for Parashat Vayera (II Kings 4:1-37): Chantable English translation with trope, by Len Fellman

The hafatarah reading for Parashat Vayera in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


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