How to Daven as a Ba'al Tefilah

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein

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Weekdays | Shabbat | Shalosh Regalim (Festivals) | Rosh Hashanah | Yom Kippur Shacharit | Yom Kippur Neilah | Selichot

Rabbi Lookstein writes:

Originally, about thirty-five years ago, I recorded most of the davening that I learned from my two major teachers of davening: Mr. Joseph E. Adler and my father, Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein, of blessed memory. A few years ago, I re-recorded everything anew and added selichot, the nusach for which I learned from Mr. Israel D. Rosenberg, of blessed memory. Now it is all available to everyone here on the Ramaz website.

This collection includes the weekday davening, Shabbat, Shalosh Regalim, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Selichot. For Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, I did not include Mussaf or Kol Nidre night because I didnít learn the nusach for those prayers from Mr. Adler, and therefore I am not as sure of the nusach for those prayers.

During the course of presenting the nusach for all of these services, I introduce comments having to do with pronunciation and phraseology which were very important to my teachers and which remain very much a part of my own davening style. I also occasionally address the need to give special emphasis and interpretation to certain words.

When I began this project more than three decades ago, my goal was to make sure that the nusach of Mr. Adler and the style of davening of my father would not be lost. I am grateful to God that the magic of the internet has ensured that my intention will actually be fulfilled. I am also very grateful to Rami Yadid, Director of Music Technology and Amplification at Ramaz, who helped me to re-record everything on CDs and spent hours with me on this project.

All good wishes to our extended family for a K'tiva va-chatima tova.

September 2012 / Elul 5772


Weekdays   Download .ZIP (56 MB)

01 Introduction - 1.04 MB

02 Birchot HaShachar - 2.65 MB

03 LeOlam Yehei Adam - 2.39 MB

04 Baruch SheAmar - 6.27 MB

05 End of Az Yashir - 7.16 MB

06 Chazarat HaShatz through R'tzeh - 10.05 MB

07 Alternate Nusach - 2.88 MB

08 R'tzeh - 3.00 MB

09 Ya'aleh V'Yavo - 1.17 MB

10 Hallel - 6.00 MB

11 Tachanun - 4.28 MB

12 Ma'ariv LeChol - 2.99 MB

13 Kaddish before Ma'ariv Amidah - 630 kB

14 End of Ma'ariv - 390 kB

15 Musaf for Rosh Chodesh (Weekday) - 6.95 MB

16 Summary - 35 kB


Shabbat
Download .ZIP Part 1 (36 MB) | Download .ZIP Part 2 (43 MB)

01 Introduction - 660 kB

02 Kabbalat Shabbat - Lechu Neranena - 5.91 MB

03 Lecha Dodi - 2.00 MB

04 Mizmor Shir l'Yom HaShabbat - 1.30 MB

05 Maariv - Barchu - 4.39 MB

06 Vayechulu - 3.63 MB

07 Pesukei D'Zimra - 13.13 MB

08 Shacharit - Barchu - 6.69 MB

01 Shacharit - Chazarat HaShatz - 12.19 MB

02 Ein Kamocha - 2.30 MB

03 Birkat HaChodesh - 5.85 MB

04 Musaf - Chazarat HaShatz - 9.77 MB

05 Mincha - Ashrei - 3.27 MB

06 Mincha - Chazarat HaShatz - 11.34 MB


Shalosh Regalim   Download .ZIP (25 MB)

01 HaKel BeTaatzumot Uzecha - 3.96 MB

02 Shacharit - Chazarat HaShatz - 7.51 MB

03 Hallel - 226 kB

04 Musaf - Chazarat HaShatz - 6.69 MB

05 Elokeinu V'Elokei Avoteinu - 5.57 MB

06 Birkat Cohanim - 2.10 MB

Rosh Hashanah
Download .ZIP Part 1 (51 MB) | Download .ZIP Part 2 (33 MB)

01 Maariv - Barchu - 7.05 MB

02 Kiddush - 3.40 MB

03 Pesukei D'Zimra - 11.26 MB

04 HaMelech - 7.77 MB

05 Shacharit - Barchu - 6.37 MB

06 Chazarat HaShatz - 7.14 MB

07 Zochreinu L'Chayim - 11.26 MB

01 L'Kel Orech Din - 6.87 MB

02 U'V'Chein Ten Pachdecha - 3.67 MB

03 Atah Bachartanu - 4.89 MB

04 R'tzeh - 4.79 MB

05 Chazarat HaShatz l'Yom Sheini - 5.64 MB

06 Adon Im Maasim Ein Banu - 9.21 MB


Yom Kippur Shacharit
Download .ZIP Part 1 (44 MB) | Download .ZIP Part 2 (42 MB)

01 HaMelech - 8.41 MB

02 Barchu - 6.86 MB

03 Chazarat HaShatz - 2.72 MB

04 Eimecha Nasati - 7.68 MB

05 Atah Hu Elokeinu - 1.90 MB

06 Ana S'lach Na - 3.49 MB

07 Amru l'Elokim - 2.51 MB

08 Dagul Merevavot Kodesh - 3.63 MB

09 Al Yisrael - 5.13 MB

10 L'Kel Orech Din - 3.66 MB

01 Kedushah - 4.12 MB

02 V'Hu Yashmi'einu - 2.97 MB

03 Nigun for Ki Makdishecha - 3.65 MB

04 U'V'Chein Tein Pachdecha - 3.66 MB

05 Atah Bachartanu - 5.01 MB

06 Sh'ma Koleinu - 6.01 MB

07 Ashamnu - 5.64 MB

08 Al Chet - 5.11 MB

09 R'tzeh - 6.02 MB

10 Avinu Malkeinu - 2.44 MB


Yom Kippur Neilah   Download .ZIP (58 MB)

01 Ashrei - 3.27 MB

02 Chazarat HaShatz - 1.99 MB

03 MiSod - 4.79 MB

04 K'shartam Makom Ma Nora - 6.38 MB

05 Nigun for Ki Makdishecha - 6.27 MB

06 Atah Bachartanu - 4.50 MB

07 S'lach Lanu Avinu - 5.47 MB

08 Yisrael Nosha - 6.50 MB

09 S'lach Lanu - 4.84 MB

10 Sarnu Mi-Mitzvotecha - 6.61 MB

11 Kadsheinu B'Mitzvotecha - 9.01 MB

12 End of Ne'ilah - 3.14 MB


Selichot
Download .ZIP Part 1 (49 MB) | Download .ZIP Part 2 (33 MB)

01 Introduction - 831 kB

02 Selichot for First Day (Motzei Shabbat) - 3.74 MB

03 V'Chein Katuv - Ani A'avir Kol Tuvi Al Panecha - 3.87 MB

04 B'Motza'ei Menucha - 5.37 MB

05 Shma Koleinu - 7.00 MB

06 Pizmon for Third Day - 3.93 MB

07 Pizmon for Fourth Day - 2.49 MB

08 Pizmon for Fifth Day - 2.54 MB

09 Pizmon for Sixth Day - 4.50 MB

10 Pizmon for Seventh Day - 4.05 MB

11 Beginning of Selichot for Erev Rosh Hashanah - 3.91 MB

12 Dibuvei Oz B'Tachan - 9.68 MB

01 Avadnu Mei'Eretz Tovah - 4.57 MB

02 Pizmon for Tzom Gedaliah - 4.78 MB

03 Pizmon for Second of Aseret Yemei Teshuva - 4.12 MB

04 Pizmon for Third of Aseret Yemei Teshuva - 3.02 MB

05 Pizmon for Fourth of Aseret Yemei Teshuva - 4.13 MB

06 Pizmon for Fifth of AY"T (13 Attributes) - 3.23 MB

07 Pizmon for Erev Yom Kippur - 4.77 MB

08 Pizmon for 10 Tevet - 2.58 MB

09 Pizmon for Ta'anit Esther - 1.78 MB

10 Pizmon for 17 Tammuz - 2.45 MB


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