Our Chumashim & Tefillot

The list shows all Chumashim and tefillot (prayer books) in use at our community.

עזרת הסופר

This chumash including the haftarot by Yehuda Piza, printed in Amsterdam by Gerard Johan Janson in 1769 by, is our "golden standard" regarding nikud (punctuation), neginot (cantillation) and division of parshiot (portions). There are very few sets of the Piza chumash around today. Hebrew only.

Piza chumash online
For the 250th anniversary of the Piza chumash in 2019, the Jewish Historical Museum has offered us a full scan of the chumash in the Ets Haim library which can be downloaded.

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תפלת כל פה Ricardo 1950, reprint 1993, Hebrew with Dutch translation. Groene tefillot.JPG (43516 bytes)
סדר לראש השנה Mulder 1870, reprint 1995, Hebrew with Dutch translation. wpeC.gif (12659 bytes)
סדר ליום כפור Mulder 1876, reprint 1995, Hebrew with Dutch translation.

Errata list

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סדר המועדים Mulder 1864, reprint 1995, Hebrew with Dutch translation. wpe8.gif (14414 bytes)
סדר תעניות Mulder 1858, reprint 1995, Hebrew only. wpe1.gif (11175 bytes)
ספר חיים לנפש Rosenberg 1989
According  to Ashkenazi and Portuguese nusach (custom),  Hebrew with Dutch instructions and translation.

ISBN 90-9002721-1

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מנחת דותר Mincha for all days, including vidui for chatan & callaI and chupa,  2015, Hebrew with Dutch translation

ISBN 9789082152715

Complete download mind that left an right are mirrored compared to the original book
Errata list

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חמשה חומשי תורה ותפילות לשבת Koren Amsterdam Shabbat Humash,
2017, ISBN 978-96-530181-7-4.
The chumash is the normal Koren chumash, but the division intro parashiot (portions) is changed to match our traditional division, according to Piza. The Shabbat prayers are according to the Amsterdam Sephardi nusach (rites). 

Download mincha Friday
Errata list

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Tefilot App for Android, including daily prayers (workdays only), , Hebrew with English indexing.

Can be installed from the Play Store (recommended) or directly from the website.

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Piza chumash
עזרת הסופר
ע"י יהודה פיזא
This chumash, including the haftarot by Yehuda Piza, printed in Amsterdam by Gerard Johan Janson in 1769 by, is our "golden standard" regarding nikud (punctuation), neginot (cantillation) and division of parshiot (portions). There are very few sets of the Piza chumash around today. Hebrew only.

The quality of this humash is well known. Rabbi Dr. Dov Bear  wrote in his preface of to תקון הסופר והקורא Rodelheim 1886, 
החומש ההוא אשר ר"י פיזא יעדו לעזרת הסופר ואשר ר"וו היידנהיים שב להדפיסו... נקי הוא מפסולת הטעיות
"That humash, printed by rabbi Piza ... and reprinted by rabbi Heidenheim (1818), is clean from errors".
The layout of the book is very special. It is printed such that a sofeer can use it to write a sepher Tora with 42 lines per column, each column staring with the letter "wav". The printed book has 21 lines on each page, the right side of the page has the first 21 lines of the column, the facing left side has the 21 bottom lines.

Recently, the Ets Haim library provided us with a full scan, which can be downloaded. Unfortunately this copy has a binding error in Bershit. The correct order (scan page numbers, L=left, R-right) is: 1-8R, 9L, 10R, 8L, 9R, 11L, 12R, 10L, 11R, 12L, 13R, 13L, 14 etc.
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The first five books of the list can be ordered from the Amsterdam Portuguese Community.

 

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