For When Converting in a Mikveh…

I wrote a meditation for when going to the Mikveh (ritual bath) for conversion to Judaism; it is now posted on RitualWell.
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There’s a bunch of new music up!

You can listen to a lot of new Jewish music I’ve recorded at jonahrankliturgy.bandcamp.com. The navigation that is necessary can lead you to music for Geshem, Tal, various piyyutim, an original Havdalah song, various standard Shabbat fare, and more!

Also, you can read (and even edit!) a lot of new sheet music in the Music –> Jewish Music –> Jewish Sheet Music part of this site.


How to have an aliyyah to the Torah (with and without transliteration) and in textual form

Now you can find at this site:

a written description of how to have an aliyyah to the Torah (without transliteration);

and

a written description of how to have an aliyyah to the Torah (with transliteration).


This Is How I Put On Tefillin (& You Can Too!)

Check out my new visual guide to putting on tefillin! (It’s the latest craze all the cool kids are discussing.)


Tefillin, aliyyot, and torah, oh my!

I am happy to post links here to three instructional videos I created yesterday:

1) A video worth watching before you put on tefillin for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg2XZOxhbl0
2) A video worth watching to learn how to put on tefillin (according to the methodology that I use): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A69m2nDFw8
3) A video worth watching to learn what to do during an aliyyah to the torah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-dBIUVJsxU


When Someone Says “Yashar Ko’aḥ:” What You’re Supposed To Do

Also, here’s another new resource:

“When Someone Says ‘Yashar Ko’aḥ:’ What You’re Supposed To Do.”


Hebrew Reading Resources

I’ve made some charts to help students of (most) ages learn read Hebrew.

Here is a basic introduction to all the consonants you might meet.

Here is an advanced introduction to all the consonants you might meet.

Here is a basic introduction to all the vowels you might meet.

Here is an advanced introduction to all the vowels you might meet.

Feel free to share!