Shabbat Blessings


Blessing the candles to begin Shabbat

Shabbat Candles
Shabbat Candle Blessing

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu melech ha-olam. asher kid-shanu b’mitzvotav, v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Shabbat.

I praise Adonai, who is Lord and Ruler over all, for teaching us the commandment of greeting the Shabbat by lighting the candles.


Blessing over the wine

smiling grapes
Shabbat wine Blessing

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu melech ha-olam, borey p’ri ha-gafen.

I praise Adonai, who is Lord and Ruler over all, for creating the grapes of the vine.


Blessing for the Challah (Hamotzi)

smiling challah
Shabbat Challah Blessing

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu melech ha-olam, ha-motzi lehem min ha-aretz

I praise Adonai, who is Lord and Ruler over all, for bringing forth bread from the earth.


Parent’s Blessing of Children

Blessing for Sons

Blessing for sons

Y’simeyh Elohim k’efra-yim v’hi-mena-sheh.

May God bless you as He blessed the sons of Joseph – Ephraim and Manasseh.


The Three Fold Blessing

(Said after blessing all of the children)

3 fold blessing

Y’va-reh’ha Adonai v’uish-m’reha. Ya-eyr Adonai panav eyle-ha vihu-neka. Yoda Adonai panav eyle-ha v’ya-seym l’shalom.

May Adonai bless you and protect you. May Adonai show you kindness and be gracious to you. May Adonai bestow favor upon you and grant you peace.

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