Shabbat Blessings: HaMotzi - Blessing Over Bread Before a Meal

Hamotzi Blessing
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Say this blessing before eating bread (challah) at the beginning of a meal on Shabbat.

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Hebrew Text

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ, מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם הַמּוֹצִיא לֶחֶם מִן הָאָרֶץ.


Baruch atah, Adonai
Eloheinu melech haolam,
hamotzi lechem min haaretz.


Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who brings forth bread from the earth.


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