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Regular Hebrew prayer books (siddurim) contain hundreds of pages and contain prayers for the whole year,
except for Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.

The Hebrew Prayers Learning Series (HPLS) siddurim also contain the prayers for the whole year, but
because they are written in a Three-Tier Hybrid format, they require more pages.

To make the HPLS siddurim easier to handle, they are arranged into six volumes, as follows:

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
Each syllable starts with a capital letter.
Stressed syllables are in
bold typeface.
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English Translation
Hebrew Word
Phonetic Transliteration
The Amidah, and other prayers that we classify as important to be read in
Hebrew are in full Three-Tier Format, as shown for the Fourth Blessing in the
HPLS Companion to the Chabad Tehillat Hashem siddur
To make the prayer service easier to follow, some passages are in
two-column Hebrew-English format, as shown below for Psalm 90.
Try our method for yourself - See the first page of Adon Olam
Three-Tier format examples
(from the HPLS Companion
siddur to 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 with the correct and incorrect pronunciation.
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
A literal English Translation (meaning), the Hebrew Word with
vowels, and a Phonetic Transliteration (of each syllable), are
one above the other so that any one of these can be read, or
all three can be viewed with a single glance.
Pages 2-26, 2-27 of Standard Edition. Click on image to enlarge
All HPLS prayers books are carefully editied by Rabbi Shmuel Rabin,
who is a scholar in Hebrew grammar and the Hebrew prayer service.
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Correct Pronunciation
In Psalms that are in two-column format, the opening verse
and closing passage are always in Three-Tier Format.
To be able to read through the prayer service completely within
a reasonable period of time, the
HPLS Prayer Book Sets and
the HPLS companion siddurim, are in a Hybrid Three-Tier

As shown in the photo below, most of the text is fully
transliterated. The text in two-column Hebrew-English format
(see lower left section of photo), can either be read in English
at first, and then possibly in Hebrew at a later time.
Basics of the Three-Tier Format
The Amidah, and other prayers that we feel are important to
be read completely in Hebrew, are fully transliterated,
F. Ephraim Linker, Hebrew Prayers Learning Series, HPLS Phonetically-Transliterated prayer
books enable everyone to pray in Hebrew

Traditional & Companion Prayer books -
Art Scroll, Ben Zion Bokser, Chabad Tehillat Hashem,
Siddur Sim Shalom. Prayers in Nusach Ashkenaz, Nusach Sefard, and Nusach HaAri (Chabad)

Three-Tier Format lets you quickly view the English Meaning and Phonetic Hebrew makeup of
words. Prayers for weekdays, the Sabbath, and Jewish Holidays

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Phonetically -Transliterated Blessing Sheets
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