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B'nai Mitzvah Recordings

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Nisim B’chol Yom

Pages 80-84
Nisim Bechol Yom literally means Everyday Miracles. These blessings are also known as the Morning Blessings, or Birchot Hashachar. Both melody options above are considered to be "traditional" on Shabbat morning. You can choose which one you would like to do at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Nisim B'chol Yom - Option 1
Nisim B'chol Yom - Option 2

Prayers Leading to The Sh'ma

Pages 86-110
*If your Bar or Bat Mitzvah teacher feels that you can read Eilu D'varim and Yotzeir well, feel free to reach out to Cantor Bryce if you are interested in learning a melody for either or both.
**V'ha'eir Eineinu is of lower priority to learn. Once you are close to mastering everything else on this page, along with your Torah and Haftarah, you may learn it.
***A chatima is a blessing or phrase that concludes a prayer. In this case, "Ohev Amo Yisrael" is the chatima for Ahava Rabbah and V'ha'eir Eineinu. The melody (in a major rather than a minor key) of "Ohev Amo Yisrael" leads nicely into Salomon Sulzer's Sh'ma, also in a major key. 

P. 86 La'asok B'divrei Torah (reading)
P. 88 Eilu D’varim (reading*)
P. 108 Bar’chu, composed by Ben Siegel
P. 110 Yotzeir (reading*)
P. 112 Ahava Rabbah, Traditional Shabbat Melody
P. 112 V'ha'eir Eineinu,** composed by Shlomo Carlebach
P. 112 Ohev Amo Yisrael (chatima***)

Sh'ma, V’ahavta, and L'ma'an Tizk'ru

Pages 114-116
*The V'ahavta and L'ma'an Tizk'ru are chanted the way that the Torah is chanted; hence, they can be good tools for learning the sound patterns and melodic symbols (called Trope) of the Torah.

P. 114 Sh'ma, composed by Salomon Sulzer
P. 116 V'ahavta*
P. 116 L'ma'an Tizk'ru*

Adonai S'fatai, Avot V’imahot, and Gevurot

Pages 124-126 

The below prayers make up the beginning of the prayer known as T'filah. It is also known as Amidah, or "standing prayer."  *If your Bar or Bat Mitzvah is between Passover and Sukkot, you need to learn the Gevurot "Summer" version. If your Bar or Bat Mitzvah is between Sukkot and Passover, you need to learn the Gevurot "Winter" version.

P. 124-126 Adonai S'fatai (p. 124) and Avot V'Imahot (p. 126), Traditional Shabbat Melody
P. 126 Gevurot - Summer*
P. 126 Gevurot - Winter*

L'dor Vador and Yism'chu

Pages 130-132

P. 130 L'dor Vador (Cantor Sol Zim)

 

P. 132 Yism'chu (Folk Melody)

 

Torah and Haftarah Blessings

Pages 250 and 254 
*The blessings with #1 are chanted before you chant your final Torah Aliyah and before your Haftarah. The blessings with #2 are chanted after you chant your final Torah Aliyah and after your Haftarah.

P. 250 Torah Blessing #1
P. 250 Torah Blessing #2
P. 254 Haftarah Blessing #1
P. 254 Haftarah Blessing #2
Fri, October 30 2020 12 Cheshvan 5781