Skip to main content

Questions tagged [torah-reading]

reading from the Torah scroll (reading and blessings)

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
0 answers
79 views

How לִקַּטְתְּ should be read

When reading Meghilath Ruth, How should I read the word לִקַּטְתְּ in 2:19? Should I attempt to pronounce the ט separately from the תּ (which, as far as I know, isn’t possible without an awkward-...
QwertyCTRL.'s user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
89 views

Scanning as a method of learning?

What is the support, origin, or source for scanning as a method of learning? Scanning the text with the eyes without necessarily pronouncing or voicing the text, I've heard this mentioned as a way to ...
Nissim Nanach's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
29 views

Minhag of reading end of Parshat Emor with an undertone

Good morning, Last Shabbat for Parshat Emor, I noticed that our experienced baal Koreh read the end of the Parsha about the episode of the Mekalel aka the blasphemer with an undertone. After services, ...
Eli83's user avatar
  • 1,086
1 vote
0 answers
56 views

Why does the Torah continuously seperate "Geirem" from the rest of Klal Yisrael?

Throughout last week's Parshas - Parshas Acharei Mos - it states a Halacha, then it says that every Jew should keep it, and then adds every Ger (convert). For example: פרק יז:ח וַאֲלֵהֶ֣ם תֹּאמַ֔ר ...
Shalom L'olam's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
41 views

ם at the end of a word

There are certain words in the Torah that one would expect to end in ים, but are spelled without the י (One example is שְִׂעִירִם). I am a Ba`al Qoreh. I attempt to be precise when I read the Torah ...
QwertyCTRL.'s user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
88 views

Minhag to say ”emet toratenu hakedosha” before torah blessing

Ive heard people at my shul saying the words “emet toratenu hakedosha” before saying the bracha after the torah reading. What is the source for this minhag? Would this pose a halachic issue, as it is ...
Matt's user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
117 views

Parshas Achrei and Pesach

This year, on Erev Pesach (Monday, April 22, 2024) the Torah reading is parshas Achrei Mot. The Chabad-website notifies that the daily reading of Erev Pesach is the 2nd Portion (Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:...
Shmuel's user avatar
  • 10.5k
4 votes
1 answer
86 views

Noahide reading Psalms

Can Noahides read Psalms? I've been told that some can't be read by non-Jews. If so, which ones? I don't want to end up reading it if it wasn't meant for me to read.
Simplest's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
79 views

Reading along in a kosher megillah - impediment to others?

Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 141:15 says you should not read along in the Megillah if you don't have a kosher scroll, because even if you can simultaneously concentrate on the public reading, people nearby ...
shmosel's user avatar
  • 3,927
3 votes
1 answer
77 views

Kriyat haTorah helper materials

I'm looking for a resource where I could find notes for my Bar Mitzvah parsha (Tazria) along the lines of: in 4th it's always "hee" and never "huu" it's always noga in the middle ...
rudolfovic's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
119 views

Are there any websites that have Maqam Based Torah recitation recordings online?

Similar to the maqam based Quran readings maybe? I always hear people talking about those.
MSM613's user avatar
  • 49
2 votes
0 answers
47 views

I'm looking for regional melodies for the brachot for before and after chanting Torah in an Aliyah

I'm looking for regional melodies for the brachot sung before and after chanting Torah in an aliyah. I'd love to know the Ukrainian, the Belarusian, the Yemenite, the Ethiopian, the Iraqi, the ...
Sabra's user avatar
  • 21
1 vote
0 answers
39 views

List of Aliyos with Different Stopping Points

Have noticed some Aliyos that seem to be different Mesoros where they should end. For example Bereishis Chamishi - From 4:19 - some go until 4:22, others until 4:26 (end of Perek) Terumah Sheini - ...
user907a's user avatar
  • 243
0 votes
0 answers
28 views

Why 2 sets of cantillation marks for the 10 commandments? [duplicate]

There are two sets of ta'amim for the Aseres Hadibros. (We read in the synagogue using Taamei Elyon.) But the ta'amim are supposed to be an aid to understanding. So, what differences in ...
Yehuda W's user avatar
  • 8,251
1 vote
0 answers
90 views

Each word of Torah is its own mitzvah for gentiles?

This is a quote from an article I read on torchweb.org "The Vilna Gaon in Shenos Eliyahu explains that each and every word of Torah that we study is its own separate mitzvah with its own separate ...
Miguel's user avatar
  • 106
2 votes
1 answer
135 views

During Torah reading may Jews leave to bathroom

According to Halacha, during the Torah reading, Jews should not leave the synagogue where the Torah reading is occurring. However, is it permissible for them to leave if they have to use the restroom, ...
Kirk's user avatar
  • 4,630
3 votes
0 answers
41 views

Does krias hatorah have to be heard in order?

Suppose I came to shul late and heard the last aliyah, then I catch kriah again with another minyan. Would I need to hear the last aliyah again or does the first time suffice?
shmosel's user avatar
  • 3,927
1 vote
1 answer
84 views

Can the son of a kohen born to a non-observant giyores be called up to the first Aliya

Can a son of a kohen that married a non-observant giyores be called up to the Torah for the first Aliya?
Ish yehudi's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
229 views

Origin of the term pasuk

A verse in Tanach is referred to as a pasuk - פסוק. Where does this term come from and what is the earliest recorded usage of it to refer to a verse?
rikitikitembo's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
40 views

Repetitiveness and the reason for the way of reading the Torah on Hanukkah

Why is it during Hanukkah that the reading of the Torah (according to the Ashkenazi Nusach Sfard) is repeated again on Shlishi? Was it not possible to add other verses? And why is the reading ...
Avi's user avatar
  • 1,443
3 votes
1 answer
287 views

Reciting/singing Aḥeinu outside of the formal prayer setting and origin of tune

Where, when and why did the prayer Aheinu begin to be recited outside of the liturgical context? It seems that it originated as and was restricted to being recited after reading from the Torah, ...
Deuteronomy's user avatar
  • 8,525
6 votes
1 answer
152 views

Kohain First Aliya a Requirement?

I daven on Shabbos in a minyan where I am the only kohain and most often there is no Levi. I feel uncomfortable receiving a disproportionate amount of aliyas and feel that it takes away from others. ...
TorahKnowledgeSeeker's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
32 views

Torah reading at fast day mincha services if the fast will not be completed?

Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 566:3 rules that the chazzan does not recite aneinu at mincha of a fast day unless there are ten people present who are fasting. Mishnah Berurah 14 rules that the same ...
Joel K's user avatar
  • 43.8k
0 votes
2 answers
84 views

On the status of Melchizedek as a Kohen [closed]

In Genesis 14:18 it is stated that "And MelchiZedek, king of Shelem, brought out bread and wine and he was a Kohen to the Most High God." A number of questions arise from this: How is it ...
Avi's user avatar
  • 1,443
3 votes
2 answers
215 views

How does the Torah reading cycle work in Reform and Conservative communities?

I’ve noticed that Kriyat Ha-Torah works differently in Reform and Conservative synagogues. The aliyot are shorter. I heard that this is because they work on a three year cycle, rather than an annual ...
ezra's user avatar
  • 18.8k
2 votes
0 answers
38 views

why do we lein both rishon and sheini of ki savo on monday/thursday/shabbos mincha?

i would assume it is to be able to link the parshios of bikurim and vidui maaser due to their similarities, but would like to see a source inside for it. thanks!
eliyahu's user avatar
  • 373
1 vote
1 answer
110 views

Torah reading for Mincha when Shemini Atzeret falls on Shabbat

(This question assumes we are in the Diaspora, so that Simchat Torah is on the second day of Shemini Atzeret.) This coming year (5784) the first day of Shemini Atzeret falls on Shabbat. What do we ...
mweiss's user avatar
  • 1,082
2 votes
2 answers
118 views

Why wasn't the Torah given earlier?

The world existed for over 2000 years before the Torah was given en masse. If the Torah and our fulfilling of it, is the point of creation, why was it given after so long? If people could please ...
anonymous's user avatar
  • 187
1 vote
0 answers
44 views

Why don't we lain the Makkos on Pesach?

There are several portions in the Torah that discuss Pesach, and we lain most (if not all) of them on Pesach, plus the actual story of Kriyas Yam Suf. Why don't we, in a similar vein, read the Makkos ...
Michael's user avatar
  • 437
2 votes
0 answers
83 views

Torah Reading for Chet Haegel, when the reader is a Levi

The Be'er Heitev in OH 428(7) brings the custom to arrange the aliyos in Parshas Ki Sisa so that the story of the Cheit Haegel is read during the Levi aliyah. גם נוהגין לקרות ללוי פ' העגל וקורין אותה ...
MichoelR's user avatar
  • 3,566
0 votes
1 answer
91 views

Reciting Torah by heart?

I know there is a tradition that you must read Torah on the bimah from a scroll, and not recite the verses by heart. What is the source of that tradition? And is the reason only that you are less ...
Maurice Mizrahi's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
40 views

History of Hashkeim vs. Bo

I learned in this book that in some ancient traditions, they started a new parsha at Hashkeim (barad) instead of at Bo (arbeh), as I'm used to. (This is a variation of the minhag to read the whole ...
Heshy's user avatar
  • 9,234
2 votes
0 answers
48 views

If Orach Chayim 53:14 prohibits 'memorized' Torah recited by the Blind, Why are synagogues allowed to hear 'memorized' Qere [during Torah portion]?

If spoken קְרִי‎ Qere corrections are never written in any Torah (but memorized like a Blind recitation : Orach Chayim 53:14), Why are synagogues allowed to hear Qere [during Torah portion]? Shulchan ...
חִידָה's user avatar
  • 1,418
3 votes
1 answer
122 views

Waiting for someone to finish prayer at Torah reading

Consider a minyan of exactly 10 adult males. When they are about to remove the Torah from the ark, they realise that one of their friends is still is in his silent prayer. Can they proceed with the ...
Kazi bácsi's user avatar
  • 7,714
2 votes
0 answers
76 views

Pausing Longer After Pesucha/Setuma

Should a Baal Koreh pause longer after a pesucha or chasuma than he would for the end of a posuk for Krias Hatorah?
NJM's user avatar
  • 14.3k
5 votes
1 answer
1k views

Why can I pronounce the name of a false god when reading from a sefer Torah in shul?

In Exodus 23:13 we read the following prohibition against pronouncing the names of false gods: Concerning all that I have said to you you shall beware, and the name of the gods of others you shall ...
Yaakov Roth's user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
472 views

Learning to chant Torah with trope

It takes me at least 3-4 hours (cumulative) to learn 5-10 psukim (sentences) in trope. This is just one Aliyah! And unlike many of you, I know the notes, the grammar, and understand most of the words. ...
Jerrythekay's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
236 views

Why do we have "noten Lecha" in the first sentence of Ki Tavo and "noten Lach" in the second?

This question seems similar to the question about Modim for which there are four answers, but none of those answers fit here. In particular, the trope is the same on both phrases. This is clearly ...
Ben's user avatar
  • 43
1 vote
0 answers
29 views

Tune for Travels in Parshas Maasei [duplicate]

In parshas Maasei, many have the minhag to do a tune for the travels at the beginning of the Parsha (Perek 33). Is anyone aware of a source or reason for this minhag?
Michael's user avatar
  • 437
3 votes
2 answers
106 views

What is the meaning of the phrase: "you will be gathered unto your people," mentioned by the passing of Moshe and Aharon?

The phrase arises as follows: Numbers 27:13 וראיתה אתה ונאספת אל עמיך גם אתה כאשר נאסף אהרן אחיך And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was ...
larry909's user avatar
  • 2,405
1 vote
1 answer
78 views

Permissibility of Torah Reading Before Netilat Yadayim

Is it permissible to read Torah or pray before morning netilat yadayim if one says “HaShem” or “Adonai” rather than vocalizing The Divine Name?
Mikayah Yisrael's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
59 views

What is the relationship between Ezra's scroll and the Aleppo/Leningrad codeces?

I'm a little bit confused. If Ezra re-established a singular text to the Torah, how is it that we have the Aleppo Codex and the Leningrad Codex and three different scribal traditions for Ashkenaz, ...
SarcasticAquarius's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
178 views

What was the original reason to read Vezos Haberacha on the second day of Shemini Atzeres?

Contrary to popular belief, it would seem that the practice to read Vezos HaBeracha, the final parsha of the Torah, on the second day of Shemini Atzeres wasn't in order to finish the Torah on that day....
robev's user avatar
  • 19.9k
1 vote
1 answer
100 views

Could someone help me find a Tanakh vowelised according to the Yemenite Tradition?

I would like to study the Yemenite traditions of pronounciation in reading. However, I'm unsure where to find a copy of the Tanakh with such notation. If anyone could assist me in this it would be ...
עמנואל-העבד's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
122 views

Listening to a Torah reading at night

Many Poskim rule based on Kabala that one is not to read verses of Mikra [Written Torah] at night.(בבאר היטב סימן רל"ח, ועיין בשער הציון סק"א) https://shulchanaruchharav.com/reading-tehillim-...
treenuts15's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
367 views

Why do we say LeDavid Mizmor while returning the Torah at Mincha on Shabbat?

When returning the Torah to the Torah ark on Shabbat morning, our custom is to say Mizmor Ledavid (Ashkenaz, Nosah Sfard). On a regular day and on Yom Tov that is not Shabbat, we say LeDavid Mizmor. ...
Avi's user avatar
  • 1,443
1 vote
0 answers
67 views

Is it sufficient to start Torah reading after only 2.5 verses in a parasha?

In Torah reading, we don't start reading in the middle of a parasha when there are fewer than three verses preceding in the parasha, and similarly we don't stop reading in the middle of a parasha ...
magicker72's user avatar
  • 10.1k
1 vote
1 answer
80 views

Melacha explicitly in the Chumash

How many, and which, melachot of shabbos are explicitly mentioned in the Chumash? For example, I know the Chumash mentions not making a fire; is this the only example of such or are there more which ...
yisrael's user avatar
  • 981
2 votes
0 answers
309 views

Calling a convert up to the Torah as "Ben Avraham Avinu"

I hear sometimes people being called up to the Torah as "Ploni Ben Avraham Avinu" I assume that these are people who - by their own choice - wish to advertise that they are converts. (I also ...
gordon613's user avatar
  • 429
0 votes
1 answer
187 views

What would be a case where a shul would read from the Torah for five consecutive days? [closed]

Not including Chanukah, where we read for 8 days, or Pesach and Sukkos, where it is read for eight and nine days respectively (in Israel, 7 and 8).
DeVine's user avatar
  • 53

1
2 3 4 5
9