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Wherever you may be, here are
some blessings that might help you
celebrate sacred moments.
Hebrew with transliteration over English
OVER THE WINE:
Baruch ata Adonai Eloheinu,
melech ha'olam, boreh p’ri hagofen
"Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who creates the fruit of the vine."
OVER THE BREAD:
Baruch ata Adonai Eloheinu, melech ha'olam,
hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz.
"Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who brings forth bread from the earth."
WHEN LIGHTING SHABBAT CANDLES:
Baruch ata Adonai Eloheinu, Melech ha'olam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu l'hadlik ner shel Shabbat.
"Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to light the Shabbat candles."
This blessing is said whenever something pleasant that has not happened for a while is encountered, and happy occasions. The blessing is also recited upon such occasions as affixing a mezuzah (particularly on a new home).
Baruch ata Adonai Eloheinu, melech ha'olam, she'heheyanu v'kiy'manu v'higi'anu la'z'man ha'zeh.
"Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this season."
Ancient Three Fold Blessing taught us by Aaron, Moses’ brother when blessing someone.
Y’va-reh’ch’cha Adonai v’yish m’reh-cha
Ya-eir Adonai pa-nav ei-leh-cha vi-chi-neh-ka
Yi-sa Adonai pa-nav ei-leh-cha v’ya-seim l’cha shalom
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord lift His face upon you, and be gracious unto you. May God the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give to you peace.