How to Have an Aliyah (Video)

Getting called up to the Torah doesn't have to mean getting frazzled. Here's how.

 

Getting called up to the Torah, or having an aliyah, doesn’t have to be difficult or confusing. Rabbi Steven Exler explains what to say and how to do it.

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