Details of the HPLS Sim Shalom
Weekday Mincha-Maariv (Afternoon-Evening) Siddur.
Afternoon Service (Mincha)
This section starts with Psalm 145, which is referred to as Ashrei (AhshRay). The service then continues
with the Silent Prayer for weekdays. The silent prayer is also referred to as the Sh'mohNeh EhsReh, which
means 18, representing the original 18 benedictions of the prayer. It is also referred to as the Amidah
(Ah'meeDah), which means standing because the prayer is said standing.
Basic instructions regarding customs of proper prayer are included throughout the HPLS siddur. The HPLS
siddur contains the complete transliteration of the silent prayer. Transliterated passages are also included
for Chanukah, Purim, for Rosh Chodesh (the day of the new moon), and for the intermediate days (Chol
HahMohEhd) of the Pilgrimage Holidays of Passover and Succoth.
With a quorum of 10 present, the silent prayer is repeated by the chazen, who is also referred to as the
Sh'leeAhch TzeeBoor (public messenger). The Sh'leeAhchTzeeBoor adds the KahDooShah prayer, which
is said aloud by him and the congregants. After the silent prayer, a Tachanun (supplication) prayer is said,
except on festive days. The afternoon service concludes with the closing prayer Aleinu (AhLayNoo), and the
Evening Service (Maariv)
This section contains the complete evening service for weekdays.
The evening prayer formally starts with V'hoo RahChoom and the BahR'choo, which is the public bowing to
God. The Shema Yisrael prayer is introduced by two blessings: HahMahAh'reev Ah'rahVeem and
AhHah'vaht OhLahm. The HPLS siddur contains the complete transliterations for both these prayers. The
Shema Yisrael (Sh'mah YisRahEhl) and the three paragraphs associated with it are then said, followed by
two closing benedictions: Eh'meht (for redemption) and HahshKeeVehNoo (for protection).
The service then continues with the silent prayer, which is the same prayer said for the afternoon service,
excluding the KahDooShah prayer, which is not said at night.
The siddur also contains additional prayers, including:
Prayers for the conclusion of the Sabbath,
Counting of the Omer (said between Passover and Shavuot),
Psalm 27 (said from Elul to 7th day of Succoth),
Psalm 49 (said during the Shivah period, which is the first 7 days in a house of mourning),
Havdallah - separation prayer for the conclusion of the Sabbath.
The evening service concludes with Aleinu and the Mourners' Kaddish.
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Afternoon Service for Weekdays- Mincha
AhshRay - Ashre - Psalm 145
Half KahDeesh (Chetzi Kadesh)
Weekday Afternoon Prayer - Ah'meeDah -Amidah - Shemona Esrei
The Kedusha (part of the daytime Amidah)
TahChah'noon - Tahanun - Supplication (Omitted on festive days)
Reader's KahDeesh (Kadesh Shalem)
AhLayNoo - Aleinu - It is our duty - Concluding prayer
Mourner's KahDeesh - Kaddish
Evening Service for Weekdays - MahAh'reev - Maariv
V'hoo RahChoom (The evening prayer formally starts here)
BahR'choo - Bahr-choo (said by the Sh'leeAhch TzeeBoor
HahMarAh-reev Ah'rahVeem - 1st blessing before the Shema
AhHahVaht OhLahm - 2nd blessing before the Shema
Shema Yisrael - Deuteronomy 6:4,11:13-21, Numbers 15:37-41
Eh'met - Emet - 1st blessing after Shema - Redemption
HahshKeeVehNoo - Hashkiveinu - 2nd blessing after Shema - Protection
BahRooch Adonai L'ohLahm - Additional weekday evening blessing
Half KahDeesh (Chetzi Kaddish)
Weekday Evening Prayer - Amidah
Reader's KahDeesh - Kadesh Shalem (Some say only half kadesh)
Prayers for the Conclusion of the Sabbath
(These prayers are omitted if a festival occurs during the same week.)
VeeHee NohAhm - Psalm 91
V'ahTah KahDohsh - Vatah Kadosh - and You are Holy
Counting of the OhMehr - Omer - (Said between Passover and Shavuous)
Psalm 27 (Said from Elul to 7th day of Sukkot)
Psalm 49 (Said during the Shivah period (first 7 days of mourning)
HavDahLah - Havdallah - Separation prayer for the conclusion of the
Sabbath (Said after AhLayNoo and Mourner's Kaddish, or at home)
AhLayNoo - Aleinu - Closing Prayer
Mourner's Kaddish (Say only the appropriate verses.)
|HPLS Companion Siddur
with Page Number References to
Siddur Sim Shalom (Egalitarian)
Weekday Afternoon - Evening
(Mincha MahAh'reev) Prayers
This HPLS Weekday Afternoon-Evening Prayer Book is a companion
siddur for the 1985, 1998, and 2002 editions of The Rabbinical
Assembly's Siddur Sim Shalom.
The HPLS siddur follows the Conservative Egalitarian Ashkenazi
service with a page-number cross-reference as part of the Table of
As with all HPLS publications, the transliterations have Israeli
This flex-bound publication measures 5 1/2" wide x 8 1/2" high and
contains 157 pages.
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Hebrew Prayers Learning Series