Tammuz – תמוז


Shabbat Morning

  • after the reading of the Haftarah We announce: “Ahenu Bet Yisrael Shema-u…”

Fast of the Seventeenth of Tammuz


  • Regular


  • We wear Talit and Tephillin.
  • Regular until the Amidah.
  • In the Amidah we include ‘Anenu in the Shema Kolenu.
  • In the Hazzarah the Hazzan includes ‘Anenu between Reeh and Refaenu Blessings.
  • After the Hazarah we follow the prayer in the fast books for Tsom Shiba Assar Betammuz on page 106. We chant “She’e Ne’essar” and “Eloke Yeshuatenu.”
  • Continue as indicated in the book.
  • Sefer Torah
    • From Parashat Ki Tissah, “Vayehal Moshe” for the Cohen.
    • For the Levi and Yisrael we start from “Pessol Lekha.”
    • New York: The Kahal first chant the Shelosh Esre Middot then the Hazzan repeats them.
    • Kaddish after Torah reading.
  • Ashre when the Torah is taken from the reading table.
  • Ya’ankha Beyom Tsara, Uba Letsion and, Kaddish Titkabbal.
  • The Sefer Torah is held standing on the Reader’s desk during the Kaddish Titkabbal.
  • The Torah is returned while chanting Yehallelu.
  • After Shuba, the Hazzan starts Psalm 79, Mizmor Le’assaph on page 113 followed by Kaddish Yehe Shelama.

End of Shahrit:
We recite Kaveh, en Kelohenu, Tena debe Eliyahu, Kaddish Al Yisrael, Barekhu and Alenu.

  • Pesukim if needed for an extra Kaddish.

Minhah for Fast day

  • We wear Tallet and Tefillin.
  • We start Minhah with Shema Koli.
  • We say the Pitum haketoret.
  • After Ashre, Kaddish, El Erekh appayim.
  • Sefer Torah
    • From Parshat Ki Tissah, Vayehal Moshe for the Cohen.
    • For the Levi and Yisrael we start from Pessol Lekha.
    • New York: The Kahal first chant the Shelosh Esre Middot then the Hazzan repeats them.
    • NO KADDISH after the Torah on Minhah.
  • While the Sefer Torah is taken from the reader’s desk we chant psalm 20, Ya’ankha beYom Tsarah.
  • We return the Sefer Torah, immediately, without holding it standing on the Tebah while we chant Yehallelu.
  • At the Hekhal we start Shubah and then Kaddish.
  • Amidah then the Hazzarah are recited as in Shahrit.
  • We continue in the Book for Fast days on page 82.


  • New York: The choir is usally on vacation. Therefore the Hazzan starts all the melodies and is more attuned to leading the congregants as to the pace and tunes.
  • The Haftarah has the special three weeks’ melodies. The Nehamah part at the end reverts to the regular Shabbat melodies of the Haftarah.
  • Bircat HaHodesh for Rosh Hodesh Ab does not include Yehi Ratson. We start immediately from Mi She’asah and skip Besiman Tob.


New York: The choir is still on vacation

Minhah Friday Afternoon

  • Regular.


  • After Minhah give Mitzvot for the Zemirot and Haftarah.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat is regular including Bame Madlikin.
  • The Kaddish after “Amar Ribi El’azar” is recited by the Abel.
  • The Kaddish, in Shabbat Hazzon melody, is introduced from “Lebetekha.”
  • The Yigdal melody is also Shabbat Hazzon.

Shabbat Morning

  • Zemiroth are started with “Tehilat” in the Shabbat Hazzon melody.
  • “Amonai Melekh” is chanted in the Shabbat Hazzon melody also.
  • If the minyan is late, introduce the Kaddish with “Ribi Hananiah Ben ‘Akashia…” after the “Great Hallel” (Hodu Le’el Hashamayim Ki le’olam Hasdo).
  • Kaddish in Shabbat Hazzon melody introduced from “Haboher Beshire.”
  • In Hazara, Kedushah is in Shabbat Hazzon melody.
  • Kaddish Titkabbal after the Hazarah.
  • Sefer Torah
    • Parashat Debarim
  • Haftarat Hazzon usually read by the Minister.


  • En Kelohenu and Adon ‘Olam melodies’ are Shabbat Hazzon.


  • If Tish’a Be’Ab starts on Motsa-e Shabbat, then we say Minhah earlier on Shabbat to allow people to eat at home in preparation for the fast.
  • No perpetual Hashkabot, no Tsidkatekha, no Pessukim.

Arbit Motsa’e Shabbat

  • Regular including “Shuba ‘Ad Matai.”