Blessings for Life's Moments

Shehecheyanu - Celebrating a Festive Occasion 

shehecheyanu
 
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam,
shehehchehyanu, v'kiy'manu, v'higianu laz'man hazeh.

We praise You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, for giving us life,
for sustaining us, and for enabling us to reach this season.

Washing Hands

It is customary to remove all jewelry from...

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HaMotzi

The blessing over the bread

Uncover the challah and say:

HaMotzi

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, hamotzi lechem min ha-aretz.

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the Universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.

Eat the challah....

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Blessing the Children: To bless a boy, a girl, or both.

Place your hands on the child's head and say:

For a boy:

boyblessing

Y'sim-cha Eh-lo-him k'Ephra'im v'chi-M'nasheh.

May God inspire you to live in the tradition of

Ephraim and Menasheh.

For a girl:
girlblessing

Y'si-meich Eh-lo-him k'Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, v'Lei-ah.

May God inspire you to live like Sarah,

Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah.


For both boys and girls:
boyandgirlblessing

Y'va-reh-ch'cha Adonai...

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