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
(Ah'meeDah), which means standing because the prayer is said standing.

For those who pray the
Chasidic (Nusach Sefard) prayers, special temple
prayers (
KohrBahNoht) are included at the beginning of the Afternoon Service.

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,
Rosh Chodesh (the day of the new moon), and for the intermediate days (Chol
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
Aleinu (AhLayNoo), and the Mourners' Kaddish.

The Evening Service

This section contains the complete evening service for weekdays.  It starts with
the optional Preliminary Verses
Sheer HahMahAh'loht.

The evening prayer formally starts with
V'hoo RahChoom (see illustration on top
of this page) and the
BahR'choo, which is the public bowing to God. The Shema
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

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
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
Nusach Sefard starts here:
KohrBahNoht - Chassidic introduction to Afternoon Service
(Nusach HaAri - Chabad - starts at Numbers 28:1)
Copper Laver - Ritual Purity Mitzvah
Daily Temple Offering - KohrBahn TahMeed - Numbers 28:1-8
K'tohReht - The incense - Exodus 30:34-36 and related passages
Nusach Ashkenaz starts here:
AhshRay - Ashre - Psalm 145
Half KahDeesh (Chetzi Kadesh - Kaddish)
Weekday Afternoon Prayer - Ah'meeDah -Amidah - Shemona Esrei
TahChah'noon - Tahanun - Supplication (Omitted on festive days)
Reader's KahDeesh (Kadesh Shalem)
AhLayNoo - Aleinu - It is our duty - Concluding prayer
Mourner's KahDeesh - Mourner's Kaddish
Evening Service for Weekdays - MahAh'reev - Maariv
Sheer HahMahAl'loht - Preliminary verses to Evening Prayer
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)
HahMahKohm Y'nahChehm
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)
Ahl TeeRah - Concluding verses for each service
Psalm 24  
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The HPLS Phonetic-Transliterated Weekday Afternoon-Evening
Mincha/MahAh'reev) prayer book (siddur) is Volume 1 of the HPLS Six-Volume

This siddur contains the traditional prayers for the weekday
Mincha and Maariv

The order of the prayer service is referred to as
nusach. The HPLS Siddur is
edited to include the
nusach used by all traditional orthodox and conservative

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