Many siddurim (prayerbooks) published today contain a chart of the Hebrew alphabet towards the beginning (see e.g. page 11 of this pdf).

What was the first siddur published to contain an alphabet chart?

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    It really bothers me when those charts have בּ ב כּ כ ךּ ך פּ פ and sometimes תּ ת but not גּ ג דּ ד ףּ ף.
    – Heshy
    Dec 31, 2018 at 14:07
  • If I'm not mistaken, Siddur Shilo, which was considered a "children's" siddur in almost every yeshiva in the 60's and 70's, did not have an aleph-bet chart. I can't say "cause and effect" here. Did yeshivot use such siddurim b/c they had these charts, or did publishers sometimes revise their siddurim with them in the hopes that they would be used by children?
    – DanF
    Dec 31, 2018 at 20:03


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