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Aliya, pl. aliyot (ah-lee-yah,ah-lee-yoht) — lit., Going up to 1) the bima during the reading of the Torah or 2) live in Israel
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Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Blessing when Borrowed for Aliya/Prayer Leader
If you borrow a talit , such as for an aliya or to serve as prayer...
Torah Reading: Offering/Declining Aliya
Consecutive Aliyot for Family Members
Consecutive aliyot (going up to the Torah during Torah reading)...
Torah Reading: Offering/Declining Aliya
Declining an Aliya
You should not decline an aliya , if one is offered to you.
Torah Reading: The Bima
Returning to your Seat after Aliya
When you go back to your seat after an aliya to the Torah , take the...
Torah Reading: The Bima
Stand on Bima after Aliya
After getting an aliya to the Torah , stand on the bima until the...
Torah Reading: Aliya Donation
Donation after Aliya
If you receive an aliya to the Torah on Shabbat and Jewish...
Wedding Customs (These are NOT halachot!)
Wedding Customs: The Aufruf
On the Shabbat before the wedding, the groom has an aufruf at which...
Talit Gadol: When To Wear
Talit Gadol: Mincha
When wearing a talit at mincha Torah reading--such as for an...
SIDDUR GUIDE: How To Pray in Synagogue
Introduction to How To Pray in Synagogue
The synagogue ( shul ) prayer service may confuse the unfamiliar....
Torah Reading: What To Do While on Bima
Torah Reading: What To Do While on Bima
The oleh (person who gets the aliya ) should lightly hold on to the...
Honoring Parents: Names
Honoring Parents: Names: Saying Your Parents' Names
Children should not normally call their parents by name, nor say their...
With Whom To Pray: Which Prayers Require a Quorum (Minyan)
Prayers that Require a Minyan
Although it is preferable to join a minyan whenever possible, prayer...
Tish’a B’Av
Tish'a B'Av: Flying
You should not fly on Tish’a b’Av , even if you are...

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