Reference

Recommended Books and Publishers Basic
A list of books for further study and links to Jewish book publishers online.
Common Prayers and Blessings Intermediate
A list of common prayers and blessings that are available on this site for viewing online. Hebrew, transliteration, and English translation are available.
Chanukkah Candle Lighting Blessings
The procedure for lighting Chanukkah candles, the prayers in Hebrew, English and transliterated Hebrew, and the traditional melody.
Havdalah Home Ritual
The blessings recited in the typical conclusion of Shabbat ritual, in Hebrew, English and transliterated Hebrew.
Mourner's Kaddish
The full text of the Mourner's Kaddish prayer, in Hebrew, English and transliterated Hebrew.
Affixing a Mezuzah
The procedure for affixing a mezuzah, and the blessing to be recited, in Hebrew, English and transliterated Hebrew.
Rosh Hashanah Evening Home Ritual
Some prayers for rituals performed in the home on Rosh Hashanah, including candle lighting, Kiddush, Shehecheyanu and the blessing for dipping apples in honey.
Shabbat Evening Home Ritual
Some of the blessings recited in the home at the beginning of the Shabbat, including candle lighting, kiddush, washing hands and motzi. In Hebrew, English and transliterated Hebrew.
Shema
The full text of the Shema prayer, in Hebrew, English and transliterated Hebrew, along with a MIDI file of the tune.
Sukkot Blessings
Some blessings for the Sukkot holiday, including Kiddush, blessings for dwelling in and leaving the sukkah, and for waving the four species, in Hebrew, English and transiterated Hebrew
Donning Tallit and Tefillin
The procedure and prayers for putting on a tallit (prayer shawl) and tefillin before morning services, in Hebrew, English and transliterated Hebrew.
Birkat Hachamah
The blessing of the sun recited once every 28 years. The same blessing is also recited upon seeing or experiencing other significant natural phenomena.
Glossary of Jewish Terminology Basic
Definitions and explanations of Jewish terminology, including Yiddish and Hebrew words, with links to pages that discuss the subject in more depth.

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