Blessing before Reading the Torah

  Listen to the Blessings Before Reading the Torah and instructions  (click this)
as instructed by Cantor Gadi Elon
 
 
Take your Tallit, lift and kiss a fringe and touch the torah where to Torah Pointer is facing
 
Then You Say:
 
 
Barchu et adonai hamvorach
 
 
The congregation then responds
 
 
Baruch adonoi hamvorach l'olam va-ed
   
 
You then repeat
 
 
Baruch adonoi hamvorach l'olam va-ed
   
 
Then You Complete the blessing by reciting:
 
 
Baruch atta adonoi, elohainu melech ha'olam, asher ba-char banu mikal ha-ah-mim
 
v'natan la-nu et torah-tow. Baruch atta adonoi, notain hatorah
   
 

The Torah portion is then read by the "Baal Korey" - the Torah reader. When he
completes reading the
torah portion recite the blessing after reading the Torah:

Listen to the Blessings after Reading The Torah and instructions (click this)
as instructed by Cantor Gadi Elon

   
 
Blessing After Reading the Torah
 
 
 
Baruch atta adonoi, elohainu melech ha'olam,
 
asher natan lanu torat emet, v'chayai olam nata b'tochainu.
 
Baruch atta adonoi, notain hatorah
   
 

You move over next to the second gabi until the end of the next person receiving a speaking honor completes reciting the second blessing above. Then leave the bemah and return to your seat.

You may notice some people walking down the stairs backwards after leaving the bema. There is a custom not to turn your back to the ark when leaving the bema and going down the stairs backwards. However, this is not required and should not be done if you feel uncomfortable or fear that you may fall.

   
   
 
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