Daily Blessings: For Social Action

Before performing a mitzvah (commandment/good deed) or an act of tzedek (justice), begin with this blessing that commands us to pursue justice.

Transliteration

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech haolam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu lirdof tzedek.

Translation

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, who calls us to holiness through mitzvot, commanding us to pursue tzedek/justice.