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Regular Hebrew prayer books (siddurim) contain hundreds of pages and may contain prayers for the whole
year, with the exception of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.
To make the HPLS siddur easier to handle, it is arranged into these 6 volumes:
Volume 1. Afternoon/Evening (Mincha/Maariv) Service for Weekdays
Volume 2. Morning Service for Weekdays
Volume 3. Mealtime Blessings
Volume 4. Evening Service for the Sabbath and Festivals
Volume 5. Morning Service for the Sabbath and Festivals
Volume 6. Afternoon Service for the Sabbath and Festivals
Not all volumes are available for some of our companion siddurim (prayer books).
|Each syllable starts with a capital letter.
Stressed syllables are in bold typeface.
The passages in two-column Hybrid Hebrew-English format, as shown
below for Psalm 90, have the opening and closing verses transliterated.
In this example the closing verse is on the next page of the prayer book.
|Examples of HPLS Three-Tier format
(from the HPLS Companion siddur for the
Chabad Theillat Hashem siddur)
YeerAy (you will fear) is from Psalm 115, said
during the Hallel Prayer
ShehT'chahDehsh (that You will renew) from
Sabbath blessing for the new moon.
BeekDooShahToh (in His holiness) said when
opening the ark.
Listed below are some Hebrew words that are sometimes mispronounced. Both the
correct and incorrect pronunciations are given..
According to our editior, Rabbi Shmuel Rabin, the first (top) transliteration in each
entry is the correct pronunciation.
SahM'chehNoo (Gladden us) Opening word of
third paragraph said after reading the Haftorah.
MeeM'kohMoh (from His place) Opening word of
Musaf Kedusha after BahRooch K'vohd ....
OozChahrTehm (and you will remember) from the
third paragraph of the Sh'mah (Numbers 15:37-41)
OohCh'tahvTahm (and you will inscribe them) from
first paragraph of the Sh'mah (Numbers 6:5-9)
|Why scholors might want HPLS siddurim
The above first four words of the Sh'mah show a typical example of HPLS Three-Tier Format
The English Translation, Hebrew Word, and Phonetic Transliteration are one-above-the-other
A single glance lets you view all three
|Pages 2-26, 2-27 of Standard Edition. Click on image to enlarge
|Also shown in this examples is text that is encircled in double lines. The is one of the
methods we use to show differences in the Nusach (order of the prayers) between the
Nusach Ashkenaz, Nusach Sefard, and Chabad prayer services.
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When the two-column format is used for a psalm, the opening and closing lines are in
Three-Tier Format and the body of the text is in two-columns.
The Three-Tier Format is used for the majority of the prayer service. To enable the prayer service to
be completed within a reasonable period of time a unique Hybrid Format is used for some of the text.
As shown in the photo below, most of the service is fully transliterated. The Hybrid format uses a
two-column arrangement (see lower left section of photo) where the English is in the left column and
the Hebrew in the right.
The Amidah, and all prayers and psalms that we feel are important to be read completely
in Hebrew, are fully transliterated,
the Hebrew Prayers Learning Series, since 1999, by F. Ephraim Linker, Phonetically Transliterated
prayer books in word for word format, pray in Hebrew with, Art Scroll, Chabad Tehillat Heshem, companion
prayer books, in Nusach Ashkenaz, Nusach Sefard, Nusach HaAri (Chabad), Phonetic Hebrew of Sabbath
prayers, prayers for Jewish Holidays, Torah Service, Hallel
|HPLS Three-Tier Hybrid Format
To ensure accuracy of our prayer books, all HPLS prayers books have been carefully
edited by Rabbi Shmuel Rabin, who is a scholar in Hebrew grammar and in the Hebrew
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|This Three-Tier Format is shown here he first four words of the Sh'mah Yisrael
|all HPLS publications are on sale through Nov 30, 2018
|Editions are available for Conservative and Orthodox prayer services of congregations that pray in
the Nusach Ashkenaz, Nusach Sefard, and Nusach HaAir (Chabad) order of the Hebrew prayers.
|One or more of the Hebrew Prayers Learning Series (HPLS) prayer books and blessing sheets
are a must-have for every Jewish library
|In the late 1990's Mr. F. Ephraim Linker and his wife Yehudit, z"l, developed the Three-Tier Hybrid Format,
which enables anyone to read Hebrew prayers. The phonetic transliterations of this format ensure that you
correctly pronounce the Hebrew, without having to first know how the words should sound.
|The Hebrew Prayers Learning Series produces prayer books for the weekday, Sabbbath, and Festival