Basic Blessings

According to the great Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides (know as RaMBaM), there are three types of blessings:

Blessings [Hebrew]

Blessings

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Birchot Hanehenin

Birchot Hamitzvot

Birchot Hodaah

Birchot Hanehenin

Birchot Hamitzvot

Birchot Hodaah


Birchot Hanehenin

These are blessings recited before eating, drinking or smelling nice things.

Birchot Hanehenin
 

Birchot Hamitzvot

These are blessings recited before doing a mitzva.

Birchot Hanehenin
 

Birchot Hodaah

These are blessings that express praise and thanks to HaShem.

Birchot Hodaah