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List of all used Tefillot (prayer books)
Rules for Pronunciation
When a Tallit is worn
Chiyuvim (obligations) and minhagim (customs) around the reading of the torah.
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Pregãos – announcements in Portuguese during the service
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
"Wij Portugezen", poem in Dutch written before the war by Abraham Alvares Vega.
Duchan on Shabbat, see also responsa on this topic and comment Haham Toledano.
Inauguration of a Sepher Torah
Hashcavot (memorial prayer)
Order Mi Sheberach after "big Hashcavah" (shabbat after burial) before Musaf
Order shoveling at the Ouderkerk a.d. Amstel cemetery
About Tekubal Beratson – תקובל ברצון at the end of each prayer (JBS)

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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Knocking

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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