Aliyah L’Torah: Being Called Up to the Torah

Customs

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Traditional Blessings Before & After Torah Reading

Traditional Blessings Before & After Torah Reading

This post presents the Hebrew, English and transliterated texts of the blessings recited before and after the Torah reading when called

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Reconstructionist Blessings Before & After Torah Reading & the Concept of Chosenness

Reconstructionist Blessings Before & After Torah Reading & the Concept of Chosenness

This short video demonstrates how to recite the blessings before and after the Torah reading according to the Reconstructionist tradition,

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The “Mi Sheberach” Prayer for One Who Has an Aliyah

The “Mi Sheberach” Prayer for One Who Has an Aliyah

This post provides the Hebrew and English texts for the prayer recited for one who is called up to the Torah

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Ideas

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Aliyah 101: What You Should Know Before Being Called to the Torah.

Aliyah 101: What You Should Know Before Being Called to the Torah.

Perfect for beginners, this comprehensive article by Ronald L. Eisenberg explains everything you need to know about the ritual of getting called

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What is an Aliyah and How Can You Participate?

What is an Aliyah and How Can You Participate?

Perfect for beginners, this clear article from Chabad.org explains the origins behind being called up to the Torah, as well as

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What is So Special About the Aliyahs?

What is So Special About the Aliyahs?

With references to halachic and Kabbalistic sources, this brief article from Chabad.org explains why being called up to the Torah

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Learn How

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How to Have an Aliyah

How to Have an Aliyah

In this 4 minute long instructional video from MyJewishLearning.com, Rabbi Steven Exler explains and demonstrates what to do and say

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Learn to Chant the Blessings for the Aliyah

Learn to Chant the Blessings for the Aliyah

This interactive online tool from Chabad.org allows you to learn to recite the traditional blessings before and after the Torah

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Learn the Blessings Before & After Reading the Torah with “Prayer-eoke”

Learn the Blessings Before & After Reading the Torah with “Prayer-eoke”

These two short videos demonstrate the singing of the blessings recited before and after the Torah reading, when called up for an

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Miscellaneous

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A Woman Describes Her First Aliyah to the Torah

A Woman Describes Her First Aliyah to the Torah

In this personal article, Lauren Hamburger relays her first experience of being called up to the Torah for an aliyah,

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Aliyah to the Torah vs. Aliyah to Israel

Aliyah to the Torah vs. Aliyah to Israel

In his post from Chabad.org, Rabbi Yossi Lew explains why the term “aliyah” is used to describe both being called

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A Prayer Before One’s Aliyah to the Torah

A Prayer Before One’s Aliyah to the Torah

This post presents an original prayer which was written by Rabbi Jill Hammer to be recited by an individual or community

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