Blessings

Everyday Blessings

Shabbat Candle Blessing
Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-o-lam A-sher Kid-sha-nu
B’mitz-vo-tav V’tzi-va-nu Le-had-lik Nair Shel Sha-bbat.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who sanctifies us with His commandments, and commands us to kindle the light of Shabbat.

Wine Blessing
Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-nai, E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-olam Bo-rei P’ri Ha-ga-fen.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.

Bread Blessing
Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-nai, E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-motzi Le-chem Min Ha-a-retz.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.

Blessing for washing your hands before eating
Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-o-lam A-sher Kid-sha-nu
B’mitz-vo-tav V’tzi-va-nu Al N’ti-lat Ya-da-yim.


Grace after Meals
Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-o-lam, Ha-zan et Ha-o-lam Ku-lo
B’tu-vo, B’chein B’che-sed Uv-ra-cha-mim.
Hu No-tein Le-chem L’chawl Ba-sar, Ki L’o-lam Chas-do.
Uv-tu-vo Ha-ga-dol, Ta-mid Lo Cha-sar La-nu, V’al Yech-sar La-nu,
Ma-zon L’o-lam Va-ed.
Ba-a-vur Sh’mo Ha-ga-dol, Ki Hu Eil Zan Um-far-neis La-kol,
U-mei-tiv La-kol, U-mei-chin Ma-zon L’chawl B’ri-yo-tav A-sher Ba-rah.
Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-nai, Ha-zan Et Ha-kol.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the washing of the hands.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who, in His goodness, provides sustenance for the entire world with grace, with kindness, and with mercy. He gives food to all flesh, for His kindness is everlasting. Through His great goodness to us continuously we do not lack food, and may we never lack food, for the sake of His great Name. For You, benevolent God, provide nourishment and sustenance for all, does good to all, and prepares food for all His creatures whom He has created. Blessed are You, Lord, Who provides food for all.

The Shema
Sh’ma Yis-ra-eil, A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu, A-do-nai E-chad.
Ba-ruch Sheim K’vod Mal-chu-to L’o-lam Va-ed.

Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.
Blessed be the name of his glorious Kingdom forever and ever.

The V’ahavtah
V’a-hav-tah eit A-do-nai E-lo-he-cha, B’chawl l’va-v’cha, u-v’chawl naf-sh’cha, u-v’chawl m’o-de-cha.
V’ha-yu ha-d’va-rim ha-ei-leh, a-sher a-no-chi m’tsa-v’cha ha-yom, al l’va-ve-cha.
V’shi-nan-tam l’-va-ne-cha, v’di-bar-ta bam b’shiv-t’cha b’vei-te-cha, uv-lech-t’cha va-de-rech, u-v’shawch-b’cha uv-ku-me-cha.
Uk-shar-tam l’ot al ya-de-cha, v’ha-yu l’to-ta-fot bein ei-ne-cha.
Uch-tav-tam, al m’zu-zot bei-te-cha, u-vish-a-re-cha.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. Set these words which I command you this day upon your heart. Teach them faithfully to your children.  Speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk upon the road, when you lie down and when you rise up. Bind them as a sign upon your hand, and a reminder between your eyes. And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.

Hanukkah Blessings

Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai, E-lo-he-nu Me-lech Ha-olam, a-sher ki-de-sha-nu b’-mitz-vo-tav v’-tzi-va-nu, le-had-lik nair shel
Ha-nuk-kah.
Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai, E-lo-he-nu Me-lech Ha-olam, she-a-sah ni-sim la-avo-te-nu, ba-ya-mim ha-heim ba-zman ha-zeh.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Hanukkah light.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time.

On the first night of Hanukkah, add the following blessing:
Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai, E-lo-he-nu Me-lech Ha-olam, she-heche-ya-nu v’-ki-y’-ma-nu v’-higi-a-nu laz-man ha-zeh.

Blessed are You, Lord our G d, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this season.

Psalm 23 A song of David

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for the sake of His name.
Even when I walk in the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me;
With rod and staff You comfort me.
You have set a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

The Mourner’s Kaddish

Yitgadal v’yitkadash sh’mei raba
b’alma di-v’ra chirutei, v’yamlich malchutei
b’chayeichon uvyomeichon uvchayei d’chol beit yisrael,
ba’agala uvizman kariv, v’im’ru: “Amen.”
Y’hei sh’mei raba m’varach l’alam ul’almei almaya.
Yitbarach v’yishtabach, v’yitpa’ar v’yitromam v’yitnaseh, v’yithadar v’yit’aleh v’yit’halal
sh’mei d’kud’sha, b’rich hu,
l’eila min-kol-birchata v’shirata,
tushb’chata v’nechemata da’amiran b’alma, v’im’ru: “Amen.”
Y’hei shlama raba min-sh’maya v’chayim aleinu v’al-kol-yisrael, v’im’ru: “Amen.”
Oseh shalom bimromav, hu ya’aseh shalom aleinu v’al kol-yisrael, v’imru: “Amen.”

Glorified and sanctified be God’s great name throughout the world
which He has created according to His will.
May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days,
and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.
May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity.
Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored,
adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He,
beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.
May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.
He who creates peace in His celestial heights, may He create peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.
(May the Source of peace send peace to all who mourn,
And comfort to all who are bereaved, and let us say Amen.)