Dear Shir HaShirim Davveners,

I hope you enjoy
this YouTube video of yours truly giving over some teachings and a lovely Sephardic melody for the sections of our wonderful tallis ritual.


With the Psalm verses that surround the actual blessing formula, we have a meditation that can, in a very short time, help us contact our inner depths in preparation for our ensuing avodat halev (service of the heart - prayer) and/or further meditations.

I hope this melody for the full texts surrounding the actual donning of the tallis will be an ongoing blessing for you.

The three-part ritual, as found in Siddur Sim Shalom, pages 3-4 (or in any complete siddur), is:

1. The Barkhi Nafshi verses
2. The Tallis Blessing Lehitatef Batsitsit
3. The Ma Yakar verses

All praise to THE ONE,
Cantor Richard

Watch on YouTube:
"Barkhi Nafshi (Soul-Blessing)" with Teachings by Cantor Richard Kaplan