Hebrew Blessings

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Shema (Hear O Israel):

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יהוה אֶחָד

(chant the next line in an undertone)

 בָּרוּךְ שֵׁם כְּבוֹד שֵׁם כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד

(repeat the next line twice)

וְאָהַבְתָּ אֵת יהוה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּכָל לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל נַפְשְׁךָ וּבְכָל מְאֹדֶךָ

וְאָהַבְתָּ  לְרֵעֲךָ  כָּמוֹךָ: אָמֵן

Hear, O Israel, YHVH Our God, YHVH is One.

Blessed be His glorious Name Whose kingdom is forever and ever!

And you shall love YHVH your God with all your heart & with all your soul and with all your might.

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And these words that I command you today shall be in your heart.

And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit at home, and when you walk along the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.

And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.

And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Dt 6:4-9, ESV)

And you shall love your neighbor as yourself. Amen. (Lev 19:18b, ESV)



Aaronic Blessing (aka Priestly Blessing or Birkat HaCohanim)

יְבָרֶכְךָ יהוה וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ: יָאֵר יהוה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וִיחֻנֶּךָ יִשָּׁא יהוה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹם

YHVH bless you and keep you;

YHVH make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

YHVH lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Deut 6:24-26        


Shabbat & Festival Candle Blessing:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה אֱלֹהֵנוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו, וְנָתַן-לָנוּ אֶת יֵשׁוּעַ מְשִׁיחֵנוּ אוֹר הָעוֹלָם. (אָמֵן)

Praise You, YHVH, our God, King of the universe, Who makes us holy with His commandments and gave to us Yeshua our Messiah, the Light of the world. (Amen)


Motzi (blessing over the bread):

 (אָמֵן) בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, הַמוֹצִיא לֶחֶם מִן הָאָרֵץ

 Praise You, YHVH, our God, King of the universe, Who brings forth bread from the earth. (Amen)


Kiddush (blessing over the wine or grape juice):

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הָגָפֶן. (אָמֵן)

Praise You, YHVH, our God, King of the universe, Who creates the fruit of the vine. (Amen)



Next Year in Jerusalem!


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