Blessing Before Reading the Torah
Being called up for the Torah blessing is considered a great honor. If you have been given the honor of being called up for an aliyah, you will chant the blessings before and after the reading of the Torah. Here is a brief guide to help you in performing this honor.
The Blessing before Torah recitation:
Bar’-chu et Adonai ha-m’-vo-rach
Praise Adonai, Source of all blessing
Ba-ruch Adonai ha-m’-vo-rach l’-o-lam va-ed
Praised be Adonai, Source of all blessing, forever
The Blessing Before the Torah Reading:
Ba-ruch A-tah Adonai, E-lo-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam, a-sher ba-char ba-nu mi-kol ha-a-mim
V’-na-tan la-nu et To-ra-to. Ba-ruch A-tah Adonai, no-tein ha-To-rah.
Praised are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe, Who has chosen us of all peoples for Your service by giving us Your Torah. Praised are You, Adonai, Giver of the Torah.
After a passage from the Torah has been read, recite the following:
Ba-ruch A-tah Adonai, E-lo-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam, a-sher na-tan la-nu To-rat e-met, v’cha-yei o-lam na-ta b’-to-chei-nu. Ba-ruch A-tah Adonai, no-tein ha-To-rah.
Praised are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe, who has given us the Torah of truth, thereby planting within us life eternal. Praised are You, Adonai, Giver of the Torah.
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