Shabbat & Holiday Blessings: Inclusive All Gender & Non-binary Blessings for Children
After lighting the Sabbath candles, many people wave their hands in a circular motion three times and bring their hands to their face when finished. A beautiful interpretation of this practice is that it helps us bring the light and peace of Shabbat into our neshamahs, our homes, and our families.
A prayer for all types of mothers, to say on the Shabbat before Mother's Day (or anytime).
Blessing over the wine for the festival of Passover when the seder falls on Friday night. The Shehecheyanu (see below) is recited after the kiddush, immediately before drinking the wine
Fill a Kiddush cup with wine or grape juice. Raise it and recite...
Prior to chanting the Haftarah (a reading from Prophets or Writings that varies weekly), the reader says:
Silent prayer, based on Psalm 34:14 at the conclusion of the Amidah, the central section of the service.
Version of the Kaddish, praising God, that serves to delineate different sections of the service.
My God, guard my speech from evil and my lips from deception.
From Exodus 31:16-17, this prayer reminds us that we keep the Sabbath as a sign of the covenant with God.