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How to Read the Torah

By Shlomo Yusba

Reading the Torah is not difficult to master; it just requires knowing the the special "niggun" or notes by which the Torah is chanted. The notes are not the same as the musical scale that we all know from pop music, but rather a special system of connecting words or separating them.

Through the Torah reading we can hear meaning in the Torah.

Below is a chart by which you may hear the Torah cantilation according to the Ashkenazi reading. Simply click on each picture and hear for yourself what it sounds like. You will be able to learn how to read the Torah by yourself.

  Hebrew Word  
  Transliteration  
  Note  
kadmah Kadmah found at begining of verse
poshtah Poshtah found at begining of verse
poshtah Poshtah found at begining of verse
Munach Zarka Munach Zarka  
Munach Segol Munach Segol  
Munach Munach  
Munach Reveie Munach Reveie  
Mapach Pashta Mapach Pashta  
Munach Zokaf Koton Munach Zokaf Koton  
Poshtah Zokaf Koton Poshtah Zokaf Koton  
Zokaf Godol Zokaf Godol  
Marka Tipcha Marka Tipcha  
Munach Esnachta Munach Esnachta stop in middle of verse
Pezar Pezar  
Telisha Ketanah Telisha Ketanah  
Telisha Gedolah Telisha Gedolah  
Kadma V'azlah Kadma V'azlah  
Azlah Garash Azlah Garash  
Garshayim Garshayim  
Dargah Tver Dargah Tver  
Marka Tver Marka Tver  
Yetzev Yetzev  
Munach Munach  
Shashelet Shashelet  
Karnai Parah Karnai Parah  
Marka Kefulah Marka Kefulah  
Yerah Ben Yomo Yerah Ben Yomo  
Marka Sof Pasuk Marka Sof Pasuk end of verse

Now that you have practiced and mastered each individual cantilation note, try to say them all. You can hear all the cantiliation by clicking on the picture of the trump.

Click to hear the Torah Cantilation and sing along
Click to hear the Torah Cantilation and sing along.

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from the January 2007 Edition of the Jewish Magazine

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