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This Audio File Collection contains Biblical and liturgical passages that may be downloaded and played on sound-enabled computers and digital players. Page numbers are for Siddur Sim Shalom / Or Hadash & Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat & Festivals. If your computer needs RealPlayer software to hear these files, you can get it free at www.real.com. The volume and sound quality of these recordings varies.

A CD of Pesuqei deZimra for weekdays, Shabbat and Festivals, and a CD of the Festival Shaharit and Hallel, both recorded by Michael Stern, are available to BEKI members by request from Rabbi Tilsen jjtilsen@beki.org.

בִרכות הנהנין Birkhot haNehenin: Blessings before eating or drinking
Music Music  MP3   Page
Birkat Adama: The blessing over vegetables  Listen    Listen  715/
Birkat Eitz: The blessing over fruit  Listen    Listen  715/
Netilat Yadayim: The blessing at Washing of Hands, recited before Birkat HaMotsi  Listen    Listen  726/313
Birkat HaMotsi: The blessing over bread  Listen    Listen  714/
Birkat Mezonot: The blessing over cakes & crackers  Listen    Listen  714/
Birkat SheHaKol: The generic blessing over food  Listen    Listen  715/
Birkat Yayin: The blessing over wine & grapejuice  Listen    Listen  714/


בְרכות אחרנות Berakhot Aharonot: Blessings after eating or drinking
Music Music  MP3   Page
Birkat Borei Nefashot: The generic blessing after food or drink  Listen    Listen  784/350
Birkat HaMazon: The Grace After Meals (first paragraph)  Listen    Listen  758/338


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קריאת שמע Qeri'at Shema: Recitation of the Shema
Music Music  MP3   Page
Shema: The first of three paragraphs (Deut. 6:4-9) recorded by J-J Tilsen, with an authentic Minnesotan Biblical accent  Listen    Listen  100/112
Shema: The second of three paragraphs (Deut. 11:13-21) recorded by J-J Tilsen  Listen    Listen  100/112
Shema: The third of three paragraphs (Num. 15:37-41) recorded by J-J Tilsen  Listen    Listen  102/113


ברכות התורה Birkhot HaTorah: Blessings for aliya to Torah
Text of Blessings for aliya to Torah Music Music  MP3   Page
Berakha Before Aliya (asher bahar banu) recorded by Louis Friedman  Listen  Listen  Listen  400/142
Berakha Before Aliya (asher bahar banu) recorded by J-J Tilsen  Listen    Listen  400/142
Berakha After Aliya (asher natan lanu) recorded by Louis Friedman  Listen  Listen  Listen  402/142
Berakha After Aliya (asher natan lanu) recorded by J-J Tilsen  Listen    Listen  402/142


ברכות ההפטרה Birkhot HaHaftara: Blessings before and after the Haftara (Prophetic Reading)
Music Music  MP3   Page
Berakha Before Haftara (asher bahar biniviim tovim) recorded by Louis Friedman  Listen  Listen  Listen  410/147
Berakha After Haftara (tsur kol-haolamim) recorded by Louis Friedman  Listen    Listen  410/147


טעמי המקרא Trope & Sample Text
Music Music  MP3 
Torah Trope recorded by Andy Schultz  Listen    Listen
Haftara Trope recorded by Andy Schultz  Listen    Listen
Haftarat VaEra (Ezekiel 28:25–29:21) recorded by Louis Friedman c. 1975  Listen    Listen


בִרכות שבת Shabbat Blessings
Music Music  MP3   Page
Blessing for Son(s)  Listen  Listen  Listen  722/311
Blessing for Daughter(s)  Listen  Listen  Listen  722/311
Blessing for Child(ren) (Num. 6:24-27)  Listen  Listen  Listen  722/311
Va-Yekhulu: Introduction to Shabbat Evening Qiddush (Gen. 1:31 - 2:3) Amy Pincus  Listen    Listen  726/312
Va-Yekhulu: Introduction to Shabbat Evening Qiddush (Gen. 1:31–2:3) Andy Schultz  Listen    Listen  726/312
Qiddush for Shabbat Evening (Friday Night) Amy Pincus  Listen  Listen  Listen  726/312
Qiddush for Shabbat Evening (Friday Night Andy Schultz      Listen  726/312
Netilat Yadayim: The blessing at Washing of Hands recited before Birkat HaMotsi  Listen  Listen  Listen  726/312
Birkat HaMotsi: The blessing over bread  Listen  Listen  Listen  714/
Birkat HaMazon: The Grace After Meals (first paragraph)  Listen    Listen  758/338
Havdala for Motse'ei Shabbat (Saturday Night)  Listen    Listen  700/299


בִרכות ראש השנה Birkhot Rosh HaShana
Music Music  MP3   Page
Qiddush for Rosh HaShana Evening  Listen    Listen  748/336
Qiddush for Rosh HaShana Evening Coincident with Shabbat  Listen    Listen  748/336


בִרכות שלש רגלים Birkhot Shelosh Regalim — Festivals
Music Music  MP3   Page
Qiddush for Sukkot First Evening  Listen    Listen  742/334
Qiddush for Sukkot First Evening Coincident with Shabbat  Listen    Listen  742/334
Qiddush for Sukkot Second Evening  Listen    Listen  742/334
Qiddush for Shemini Atseret & Simḥat Torah Evening  Listen    Listen  742/334


בִרכות חנוכה Ḥanuka Blessings
Music Music  MP3   Page
Hanuka Candles: First Berakha (le-hadliq ner) recorded by Amy Pincus  Listen    Listen  242/307
Hanuka Candles: Second Berakha (she-`asa nisim) recorded by Amy Pincus  Listen    Listen  242/307
Hanuka Candles: Third Berakha (she-heheyanu) (recited on First Night only) recorded by Amy Pincus  Listen    Listen  242/307


Other Liturgy
Music Music  MP3   Page
Ashrei Yoshvei Veitekha (Psalm 84:5, 144:15, 145, 115:18) recorded by Louis Friedman, 1974-5734  Listen    Listen  164/1

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