Details of the HPLS Sim Shalom
Weekday Morning Siddur

Preliminary Morning Prayers

The first Preliminary Morning Prayer is MohDeh Ah'nee (I thank). This
prayer doesn't mention God's name and some say it even while in bed. The
preliminary morning prayers continue with the
Ah'sher YahTzahr blessing
(said after going to the bathroom), the
N'teeLaht YahDahYim blessing (said
after washing of the hands), and the meditation and blessings for putting on
the Tallis and

The preliminary prayers continue with the songs Ah'dohn OhLahm, the 15
Morning Blessings
(B'rahChoht), the Ah'kehDah (binding of Isaac) and the
remainder of the temple prayers.  However, the temple selections in the Sim
Shalom Siddur have been replaced with other bibical passages since those
passages are exclusive to Siddur Sim Shalom. The HPLS siddur uses the
traditional passages in this portion of the siddur (see Table of Contents
pages 43 through 59). The Preliminary Prayers section concludes with the
Rabbi's Mourners'

Verses of Praise (P'sooKay D'zeemRah

The Verses of Praise section is designed to get the worshiper ready for the
main prayer.

The order is as follows:
Psalm 30
Mourners' Kaddish
BahRooch ShehAhMahr (opening blessing to P'sooKay D'zeemRah)
HohDoo (1 Chronicles 16:8-36)
Psalm 100
Ashrei (Psalm 145)
Psalm 146
Psalm 147
Psalm 148
Psalm 149
Psalm 150
VahY'vahRehch DahVeed through YeeshTahBahch
Psalm 130.

Shacharit (ShahChah'reet)

Although Shacharit usually applies to the whole Morning Service, this part
of the HPLS Morning Siddur is referred to as
Shacharit to distinguish it from
the Preliminary Morning Prayers and Verses of Praise sections. Shacharit is
actually the Morning Prayer. The Shacharit section is almost completely
transliterated and consists of the following:
Barchu (BahR'choo) the Shema
(Sh'mah YisRahEhl) and associated preliminary and concluding blessings,
the Weekday Silent Prayer
(Ah'meeDah), the Tachanun (TahChah'noon)

In the amidah, the Rabbinical Assembly has added prayers for Yoh
Ha-shoah, Yom Ha-atzm'ut, and Tishah B'Av. These prayers are
copyrighted and are not included in the HPLS siddur. Please refer to the
Sim Shalom siddur for these additions.

With a quorum of 10 present, the silent prayer is repeated by the chazen
(Sh'leeAhch TzeeBoor,  or public messenger). The Sh'leeAhch TzeeBoor
adds the
KahDooShah prayer, which is said aloud by him and the

Shacharit section ends with these Concluding Morning Prayers:
Psalm 20,
V'ahTah KahDohsh,
Psalm of the day,
Psalm 27 (said from Elul to 7th day of Succoth),
Psalm 49 (said in a house of mourning,
HahMahKohm Y'nahChehm (said to the mourner during the shivah),


This psalm section is said for the New Moon (Rosh ChohDehsh),
Chanukah, and the intermediate days (
Chohl HahMohEhd) of the three
Pilgrimage Festivals.

Torah Service

Said on Monday, Thursday, Chanukah, Rosh Chodesh, Chohl HahMohEhd.

Musaf for Rosh ChohDehsh

In addition to the Musaf Prayers, Psalm 104 (also referred to as BahR'chee
NahfShee) is said during the Rosh ChohDehsh service.

Musaf for Chohl HahMohEhd

These prayers are added for the intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot.

The HPLS Morning Siddur concludes with
Aleinu and the Mourners'
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Weekday Morning Prayer Service
HPLS Companion to Siddur Sim Shalom, Volume 2

Part 1 - Preliminary Morning Prayers
MohDeh Ah'nee - Modeh Ahnee - I Thank You
(This prayer does not mention God's name and can be said in bed)
N'teeLaht YahDahYeem - Netilat Yadayim
(Said upon awakening and before breaking bread)
Mah TohVoo - Mah Tovu - How Good
Meditation for the TahLeet - Tallis.
TahLeet Blessing
Meditation for the T'feeLeen - For men 13 years and older
T'feeLeen - Tefillin -Blessing
Said after putting on the T'feeLeen
Ah'dohn OhLahm - Adon Olam - Master of the Universe
Ah'sher YahTzahr - Asher Yatzar - We are grateful for the gift of our body (Said upon
relieving oneself.)
Eh'lohHai N'shahMah
Blessings and Selections of the Torah LahAh'sohk B'deevRay TohRah
The 15 Morning B'rahChoht
Prayer for Peace
Prayer for Peace II
Introduction to the Ah'kehdah (the binding of Isaac) Not Sim Shalom
Ah'kehDah - Akedah - Genesis 22:1-19 (Addition for HPLS Sim Shalom)
Preliminary Shema Yisrael
Introduction (L'ohLahm Y'heh AhDahm) to Preliminary Shema Yisrael
1st paragraph of Shema - V'ahHahvTah - V'ahavTah
Closing Meditation of Preliminary Shema Yisrael
Anthology of Torah and Talmudic Selections (Addition for HPLS Sim Shalom)
Prayer for  Salvation
AhNah B'chohAhch
RahBee YeeshMahEhl - Rabbi Ishmael (Talmudic Interpretation of the Torah)
Closing Meditation to Preliminary Prayers - Sim Shalom Version
Closing Meditation to Preliminary Prayers - Standard Version
Rabbis' Mourner's KahDeesh

Part 2 - P'sooKay D'zeemRah - Psookay Dzimrah  (Verses of Praise)
Psalm 30
Mourner's Kaddesh
Hah'rayNee M'zahMehn (Addition for HPLS Sim Shalom)
BahRooch ShehAhMahr -  Opening blessing to P'sooKay D'zeemRah
HohDoo (1 Chronicles 16:8-36)
Verses from Psalms, Proverbs, Exodus, and Chronoicles
Psalm 100 - MeezMohr L'tohDah
Y'hee Ch'vohd
AhshRay - Psalm 145
Psalm 146
Psalm 147
Psalm 148
Psalm 149
Psalm 150
BahRooch Ahdonai L'ohLahm
VahY'vahRehch DahVeed - 1 Chronicles 29:10-13
Nehemiah 9:5-11
Exodus 14:30-31
Song of the Sea - Exodus 15:1-19
YeeshTahBahch (Closing blessing to P'sooKay D'zeemRah)
Half KahDeesh (Chetzi Kaddish)

Part 3 ShahChah'reet
BahR'choo - Bahr-choo (Said by the Sh'leeAhch TzeeBoor)
Shema Yisrael
1st Blessing before Shema
HahMehEed LahArRehtz
Ehl BahRooch
Small K'dooShah (Eht Shehm ..)
LahEhl BahRooch
2nd Blessing before Shema
Shema Yisrael - Deuteronomy 6:4; 6:5-9 - V'ahHahvTah; Shema 2nd Paragraph -
Deuteronomy 11: 13-21 - V'hahYah Eem ShahMohAh;  Shema 3rd Paragraph -
Deuteronomy 15: 37-41 - VahYohMehr  Hashem
Eh'meht - Blessings after the Shema
Eh'meht ShahAhTah Hoo
EhzRaht Ah'volTayNoo
Tzoor YisRahEhl - Said immediately before Amidah
Weekday Morning Amidah
The  Kedusha
TahChah'noon (Supplication)
Half KahDeesh (Chetzi Kaddish)
Torah Service
Blessings before the Torah is read
Blessings after the Torah is read
GohMehl (said after dangerous experience)
Half KahDeesh (Chetzi Kaddish)
HahgBahHah and G'leeLah
Additional Prayers said Monday and Thusday after Torah is read
Returning the Torah to the Ark
Concluding Morning Prayers:
Psalm 145 -AhshRay
Psalm 20
OohVah L'tzeeYohn
Y'ahTah KahDohsh
Reader's KahDeesh (Kadesh Shalem)
Additional Prayers
Half KahDeesh (Chetzi Kaddish)
Musaf for Rosh ChohDehsh - Rosh Chodesh
Psalm 104 (BahR'chee NahfShee) - said on Rosh chodesh
Musaf for Chohl HahMohEhd - Intermediate days of Pesch & Sukkot
Reader's KahDeesh (Kadesh Shalem)
Concluding Prayers
Mourner's KahDeesh
Psalm of the day
Sunday - Psalm 24
Monday - Psalm 48
Tuesday - Psalm 82
Wednesday - Psalm 94   
Thursday - Psalm 81
Friday - Psalm 93
Psalm 27  (Said from Elul to 7th day of Sukkot)
Psalm 49 - Said in the house of the mourner
Mourner's Kadesh
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