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Seder Chazzanut: versions and history
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List of all used Tefillot (prayer books)
Rules for Pronunciation
When a Tallit is worn
Names as used in the services
Titles as used for Hashcavot
Neginoth (cantilliations) for Parasha & Haftarah
Reading of the Shira and the Ten Commandments
Santo Servico Recorings
An interview (in Dutch) with Chacham Pereira (SRP) on the use of Spanish & Portuguese in Amsterdam
Duchan on Shabbat, see also responsa on this topic.
Inauguration of a Sepher Torah
Hashcavot (memorial prayer)

Places of officials

There are separate benches for the Chacham and the rabbis in both synagogues. Before the war rabbis were sitting on both sides of the tebah (left picture; the small synagogue on the right picture is post-war).
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We have the mingah to knock three times on the door of the Snoga before we open it out of kawod (respect) for the shechina (Devine presence).
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The Faixa (mappa, wimpel)

The Faixa (mapa or wimplel) is wound clockwise, seen from the position of the person who holds the sefer:

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2 pictures: B. Stibbe; 
clip 1: by Sondervan, clip 2: Stibbe prepares the sefer.


Levantara (hagbaha)

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