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Attah Horeta Lada'at

ATTAH HORETA LADA'AT (Heb. אַתָּה הָרְאֵתָ לָדַעַת; "Unto thee [Israel] it was shown"), verses recited responsively on *Simḥat Torah before the Scrolls of the Law are taken out of the Ark to be carried in a procession in the synagogue. The verses occur in different order in the southern Ashkenazi and Polish rites. Sephardim also recite a shorter collection of verses on Sabbaths and holiday mornings when the Scrolls are taken from the Ark. The prayer is named after its introductory verse (Deut. 4:35) which is followed by 15 others, glorifying God, etc., and invoking His acceptance of prayers.

Source: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2008 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.