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UpSome pieces for Arvit on Jom Tov.
Ele Mongade (gemeente & herhaling Hazan)
Mizmor Ledavid


Erub Chatzerot (source unknown). The Erub chatzerot for Amsterdam is kept in a special box and renewed by the rabbinate every year before Pesach:
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Tikun hatal: 1st day Pesach, Mongadim page 122-124: 
אבות, גבורות, לך לשלום גשם, או"א בטללי אורה, מכלכל חיים בחסד
Shir hashirim: introduction, chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3, chapter 4, chapter 5, chapter 6,chapter 7, chapter 8.
The Pesach Hagada. Recording can be found elsewhere on this site. Some remarks:
We use three Hagada (Seder) plates, see Dutch text on page 2. The first plate is used for the "Simoeriem", the three matzoth shemuroth. The second plate is used for the carpas, the salt water or the vinegar, the lattice, the maror and the charoset. The third plate is used for the boiled egg and the roasted bone, which must have cezait meat on it. A serviette is used to cover the matzoth when the cups are lifted, or a beracha is recited on the wine.
Older versions of the Hagada end on page 20 after the blessing on the 4th cup. The songs were added later, but not introduced in all families.


Introduction Azharot & megilat Ruth
First day: Azharot pag 215, Ruth page 220 (page numbers refer to moadim)
Second day: Azharot page 223,  Ruth page 230

Simchat tora

Parasa for the Chatan Tora (after the chazzan reads up to "Al bamotemo tidroch" to six people, the Chatan repeats form "Vezot heberacha" and reads himself the whole parasha.) 
Parasa for the Chatan Bereshit.


On succot, the beracha לישב בסוכה is only recited when bread is eaten, just after the המציא. On Shabbat and Yom tov, when kidush is made, לישב בסוכה is said after the kidush, but must be followed by המציא later.  For this reason in Snoge, we always make המציא at the communal kidush after the Shabbat and Yom tov servies.
On shemini Atseret we eat all meals in the succa with an open roof but without the beracha לישב בסוכה. Although not mandatory, we do make המציא at the communal kidush after the servies.
On the first night of succot we say לישב בסוכה before שהחיינו. On the second night we say שהחיינו before לישב בסוכה.
On the first six days of succot we have the minhag to decorate the lulavim with colorful bows, as can be seen on the picture. The bows are removed before Hasha'ana Rabba.(picture; DCP)
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On the lulav        Unfolded            By Picard (1673-1773)
Waving of the lulav:
During the beracha, the etrog is kept in the left hand and the lulav in the right hand. The hands are kept apart. Only after the beracha the hands are joined, so lulava and terog meet.
After the beracha we wave the lulav to al six directions: three times to the east, then turn with the whole body to the south and wave three times, then turn with the whole body to the west and wave three times, and finally turn to the north and wave three times. When back facing the east, we wave three times up and three times down.
During Hallel we wave to all six directions:
once at הודו לה' כי טוב,
twice at אנא ה' הושיע נא
twice at הודו לה' כי טוב at the end of ברוך הבא. 
From the start of Musaph we hold the lulav and keep it till the end of the hosha'anot.
The order when returning the sepher hosha'anot:
At ככתוב הושיע את עמך the sepher is brouht back to the hechal,
קדיש תתקבל in front of the hechal,
offertas for the persons carrying the sepher hosha'anot,
Hechal is closed,
Chazzan returns to the teba, reciting כל ישראל יש להם חלק on yom tob, or psalm 42 כאיל תערוג on medianos (chol hamoe'ed) on his way.
On Hosha'ana Rabba the shofar is blown during the 13 midot (shofar blowing end of recording)

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