Everyday Blessings & Rituals

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Putting on a Tallit (Prayer Shawl)
Hearing Good News
Hearing Tragic News
Seeing a Rainbow
Washing Hands
Studying Torah
Seeing a Head of State


Putting on a Tallit (Prayer Shawl) 

Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha'olam
asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu l'hitateif ba'tzitzit.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe,
who has sanctified us with commandments,
and commanded us to wrap ourselves in fringes.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה
אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶך-הָעולָם
אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָנוּ בְּמִצְותָיו
וְצִוָּנו
  לְהִתְעַטֵּף בַּצִּיצִית

 Hearing Good News

Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha'olam hatov v'ha'meitiv.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who is good and causes good.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה
אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶך
-הָעולָם
הַטּוב וְהַמֵּטִיב.

 Hearing Tragic News

Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha'olam dayan ha'emet.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who is the true judge.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה
אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶך
-הָעולָם
דַיַּן
-הָאֱמֶת.

 Seeing a Rainbow

Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh zokher hab'rit v'ne'eman bivrito v'kayam b'ma'amaro.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who remembers the covenant, and is faithful to God's covenant, and keeps God's promise. 

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה
אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶך
-הָעולָם
זוכֵר הַבְּרִית וְנֶאֱמָן בִּבְרִיתו
וְקַיָּם בְּמַאֲמָרו.

 Washing Hands

Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha'olam asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu al netilat yadayim.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who has sanctified us with commandments, and commanded us to wash hands. 

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה
אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶך
-הָעולָם

אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָנוּ בְּמִצְותָיו
וְצִוָּנוּ עַל נְטִילַת-יָדָיִם.

 Studying Torah

Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha'olam asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu la'asok b'divrei torah.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who has sanctified us with commandments, and commanded us to study words of Torah. 

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה
אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶך
-הָעולָם

אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָנוּ בְּמִצְותָיו
וְצִוָּנוּ
לַעֲסק  בְּדִבְרֵי-תורָה.

 Seeing a Head of State

Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha'olam she'natan mi-kvodo l'vasar va-dam.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who has given of his glory to flesh and blood.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה
אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶך
-הָעולָם

שֶנָּתַן  מִכְּבודו לְבָשָׂר וָדָם.

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