Shabbat

Mi Shebeirach for Aliyah

This prayer can be said in honor of someone called up to the Torah.

Mi Shebeirach avoteinu v’imoteinu, Avraham Yitzchak v’Yaakov, Sarah, Rivkah, Rachel v’Lei-ah, hu y’vareich et [name] ben/bat [parents] baavur she-alah/she-altah lich’vod HaMakom, lich’vod haTorah. Bis’char zeh HaKadosh Baruch Hu yishm’reihu/yishm’rehah v’yatzileihu/v’yatzilehah mikol tzarah v’tzukah umikol nega umachalah, v’yishlach b’rachah v’hatzlachah v’chol maaseh yadav/yadeha, im kol Yisrael. V’nomar: Amen.

Mi Shebeirach avoteinu v’imoteinu,
Avraham Yitzchak v’Yaakov,
Sarah, Rivkah, Rachel v’Lei-ah,
hu y’vareich et [name] ben/bat [parents]
baavur she-alah/she-altah
lich’vod HaMakom, lich’vod haTorah.
Bis’char zeh HaKadosh Baruch Hu
yishm’reihu/yishm’rehah
v’yatzileihu/v’yatzilehah
mikol tzarah v’tzukah umikol nega umachalah,
v’yishlach b’rachah v’hatzlachah
v’chol maaseh yadav/yadeha,
im kol Yisrael. V’nomar: Amen.

May the one who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, bless [name] son/daughter of [parents], since he/she has come up to the Torah in honor of God and Torah. May he/she merit from the Holy One of Blessing protection, rescue from any trouble or distress, and from any illness, minor or serious; may God send blessing and success in his/her every endeavor, together with all Israel, and let us say, Amen.

Passover Evening Blessings: Kiddush - Blessing over the Wine, Shabbat Version

Festival Kiddush

A table set up for a Passover seder

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.

(See below for the order of the blessings when the seder falls on Saturday evening.)

Hebrew text for the blessing over the wine for the Festival of Passover when the first seder falls on Friday night

Vay'hi erev bay'hi voker yom hashishi. Vay'chulu hashamayim v'haaretz v'chol tz'vaam. Vay'chal Elohim bayom hash'vi-i m'lachto asher asah. Vayishbot bayom hash'vi-i mikol m'lachto asher asah. Vay'varech Elohim et yom hash'vi-i vay'kadeish oto ki vo shavat mikol v'lachto asher bara Elohim laasot.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam, borei pr'ri hagafen.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam, asher bachar banu mikol am v'rom'manu mikol lashon v'kid'shanu b'mitzvotav. Vatiten lanu Adonai Eloheinu b'ahavah Shabbatot lim'nuchah u moadim l'simchah chagim uz'manim l'sason et yom haShabbat hazeh v'et yom chag hamatzot hazeh z'man cheiruteinu b'ahavah mikra kodesh zeicher litziat Mitzrayim. Ki vanu vacharta v'otanu kidashta mikol haamim v'Shabbat umoadei kodsh'cah b'ahavah uv'ratzon b'simchah uv'sason hinchaltanu.

Baruch atah Adonai, m'kadeish haShabbat v'Yisrael v'hazmanim.

And it was evening, and it was morning, the sixth day. Now the whole universe—sky, earth, and all their array—was completed. God completed the work of creation on the seventh day and rested, for all the work was completed. Then God blessed the seventh day and called it holy, for God rested on that day, having completed the work of creation. (Genesis 1:31-2:3)

Blessed are You, Our God, Ruler of the world, Creator of the fruit of the vine.

Bessed are You, Our God, Ruler of the world, You have chosen us from all peoples, exalting us and sanctifying us with mitzvot. In Your love, Our God, You have given us Sabbaths of rest, feasts of gladness and seasons of joy; this Shabbat day and this festival of matzot, season of our freedom, in love, a holy commemoration, a reminder of the Exodus from Egypt. God, You have chosen us from all peoples, consecrating us to your service, giving us the Sabbath, a sign of your love and favor and the Festivals, a time of gladness and joy.

Blessed are You, who sanctifies Shabbat, our people Israel, and the Festivals.

Shehecheyanu

We recite the Shehecheyanu, thanking God for allowing us to reach this day.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, shehecheyanu v’kiy’manu v’higianu laz’man hazeh.

Praise to You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, for giving us life, for sustaining us, and for enabling us to reach this season.

Shabbat Morning Blessings: Kiddush

Sanctification of Shabbat over Wine or Grape Juice

Fill a Kiddush cup with wine or grape juice.

Raise it and recite:

V’shamru v’nei Yisrael et HaShabbat, laasot et HaShabbat l’dorotam b’rit olam. Beini uvein b’nei Yisrael ot hi l’olam, ki sheishet yamim asah Adonai et hashamayim v’et haaretz, uvayom hashvi-i shavat vayinafash.

V’shamru v’nei Yisrael et HaShabbat,
laasot et HaShabbat l’dorotam
b’rit olam.
Beini uvein b’nei Yisrael
ot hi l’olam,
ki sheishet yamim asah Adonai
et hashamayim v’et haaretz,
uvayom hashvi-i shavat vayinafash.

The people of Israel shall keep Shabbat,
observing Shabbat throughout the ages as a covenant for all time.
It shall be a sign for all time between Me and the people of Israel,
for in six days Adonai made heaven and earth,
and on the seventh day God ceased from work and was refreshed.

Al kein beirach Adonai et Yom HaShabbat vay’kadsheihu.

Therefore Adonai blessed the day of Shabbat and hallowed it.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, borei p’ri hagafen.

Praise to You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.

Drink the wine or grape juice.

Shabbat Morning Worship Services: Aleinu

This is a prayer used in every service expressing hope for God's universal rule.

Aleinu l’shabei-ach laadon hakol, lateit g’dulah l’yotzeir b’reishit, shelo asanu k’goyei haaratzot, v’lo samanu k’mishp’chot haadamah. Shelo sam chelkeinu kahem, v’goraleinu k’chol hamonam. Vaanachnu kor’im umishtachavim umodim, lifnei Melech mal’chei hamlachim HaKadosh Baruch Hu.

Aleinu l’shabei-ach laadon hakol,
lateit g’dulah l’yotzeir b’reishit,
shelo asanu k’goyei haaratzot,
v’lo samanu k’mishp’chot haadamah.
Shelo sam chelkeinu kahem,
v’goraleinu k’chol hamonam.
Vaanachnu kor’im
umishtachavim umodim,
lifnei Melech mal’chei hamlachim
HaKadosh Baruch Hu.

 

Let us now praise the Sovereign of the universe, and proclaim the greatness of
the Creator who has set us apart from the other families of the earth, giving us a
destiny unique among the nations. We bend the knee and bow, acknowledging the
supreme Sovereign, the Holy One of Blessing.

 

Shehu noteh shamayim v’yoseid aretz,
umoshav y’karo bashamayim mimaal
ush’chinat uzo b’govhei m’romim.
Hu Eloheinu ein od,
emet Malkeinu efes zulato.
Kakatuv b’Torato, V’yadata hayom
v’hasheivota el l’vavecha,
ki Adonai hu HaElohim
bashamayim mimaal,
v’al haaretz mitachat, ein od.

 

For you spread out the heavens and established the earth; Your majestic
abode is in the heavens above and Your mighty Presence is in the loftiest heights. You
are our God and there is none else. In truth You are our Sovereign without compare, as
is written in Your Torah: Know then this day and take it to heart that Adonai is surely
God in the heavens above and on the earth below. There is none else.

V’ne-emar, v’hayah Adonai
l’Melech al kol haaretz.
Bayom hahu yih’yeh Adonai echad
ush’mo echad.

Thus it has been said, Adonai will be Sovereign over all the earth.
On that day, Adonai will be one, and God’s Name will be one.

Shabbat Morning Worship Services: Blessings on Reading the Haftarah

Blessing Before the Reading of the Haftarah

Prior to chanting the Haftarah (a reading from Prophets or Writings that varies weekly), the reader says:

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, asher bachar bin’vi-im tovim, v’ratzah v’divreihem hane-emarim be-emet. Baruch atah, Adonai, habocher baTorah uv’Moshe avdo, uv’Yisrael amo, uvin’vi-ei ha-emet vatzedek.

Baruch atah, Adonai
Eloheinu, Melech haolam,
asher bachar bin’vi-im tovim,
v’ratzah v’divreihem
hane-emarim be-emet.
Baruch atah, Adonai, habocher baTorah
uv’Moshe avdo, uv’Yisrael amo,
uvin’vi-ei ha-emet vatzedek.

Praise to You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe,
who has chosen faithful prophets to speak words of truth.
Praise to You, Adonai, for the revelation of Torah, for Your servant Moses,
for Your people Israel and for prophets of truth and righteousness.

Blessing After the Reading of the Haftarah

Upon finishing the chanting of the Haftarah, the reader says:

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech
haolam, tzur kol haolamim, tzaddik
b’chol hadorot, HaEl hane-eman,
haomeir v’oseh, ham’dabeir um’kayeim,
shekol d’varav emet vatzedek.
Al haTorah, v’al haavodah, v’al
han’vi-im, v’al yom HaShabbat hazeh,
shenatata lanu Adonai Eloheinu, lik’dushah
v’lim’nuchah, l’chavod ul’tifaret.
Al hakol Adonai Eloheinu, anachnu modim
lach, um’var’chim otach, yitbarach shimcha
b’fi kol chai tamid l’olam va-ed.
Baruch atah, Adonai, m’kadeish HaShabbat.

Praise to You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe,
Rock of all creation, Righteous One of all generations,
the faithful God whose word is deed, whose every command is just and true.
For the Torah, for the privilege of worship, for the prophets,
and for this Shabbat that You, Adonai our God, have given us
for holiness and rest, for honor and glory: we thank and bless You.
May Your name be blessed for ever by every living being.
Praise to You, Adonai, for the Sabbath and its holiness.

Shabbat Morning Worship Services: Blessings for Reading the Torah

Common Prayers for Shabbat Morning
Havu Godel l’Eloheinu ut’nu chavod laTorah.

Havu Godel l’Eloheinu
ut’nu chavod laTorah.

Let us declare the greatness of our God and give honor to the Torah.

Blessing before the reading of the Torah

The person who is called to the Torah (Oleh/Olah) says:

Bar'chu et Adonai ham’vorach.

Bless Adonai who is blessed.

Congregation responds:

Baruch Adonai ham’vorach l’olam va-ed.

Blessed is Adonai who is blessed now and forever.

The Oleh/Olah then says:

Baruch Adonai ham’vorach l’olam va-ed.
Baruch atah, Adonai
Eloheinu, Melech haolam,
asher bachar banu mikol haamim,
v’natan lanu et Torato.
Baruch atah, Adonai, notein haTorah.

Blessed is Adonai who is blessed now and forever.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who has chosen us from
among the peoples, and given us the Torah. Blessed are You, Adonai, who gives the Torah.

Blessing after reading Torah

When the reading concludes, the Oleh/Olah says:

Baruch atah, Adonai
Eloheinu, Melech haolam,
asher natan lanu Torat emet,
v’chayei olam nata b’tocheinu.
Baruch atah, Adonai, notein haTorah.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe,
who has given us a Torah of truth, implanting within us eternal life.
Blessed are You, Adonai, who gives the Torah.

Shabbat Morning Worship Services: Elohai N'tzor

Common Prayers for Shabbat Morning

Silent prayer, based on Psalm 34:14 at the conclusion of the Amidah, the central section of the service.

Elohai, n’tzor l’shoni meira us’fatai midabeir mirmah, v’limkal’lai nafshi tidom, v’nafshi ke-afar lakol tih’yeh. P’tach libi b’Toratecha, uv’mitzvotecha tirdof nafshi. V’chol hachoshvim alai raah, m’heirah hafeir atzatam v’kalkeil machashavtam. Aseih l’maan sh’mecha, aseih l’maan y’minecha, aseih l’maan k’dushatecha, aseih l’maan Toratecha. L’maan yeichaltzun y’didecha, hoshiah y’mincha vaaneini.

Elohai, n’tzor l’shoni meira us’fatai
midabeir mirmah, v’limkal’lai nafshi
tidom, v’nafshi ke-afar lakol tih’yeh.
P’tach libi b’Toratecha, uv’mitzvotecha
tirdof nafshi. V’chol hachoshvim
alai raah, m’heirah hafeir atzatam
v’kalkeil machashavtam. Aseih l’maan
sh’mecha, aseih l’maan y’minecha, aseih
l’maan k’dushatecha, aseih l’maan
Toratecha. L’maan yeichaltzun y’didecha,
hoshiah y’mincha vaaneini.

My God, guard my speech from evil and my lips from deception.
Before those who slander me, I will hold my tongue; I will practice humility.
Open my heart to Your Torah, that I may pursue Your mitzvot.
As for all who think evil of me, cancel their designs and frustrate their schemes.
Act for Your own sake, for the sake of Your Power,
for the sake of Your Holiness, for the sake of Your Torah,
so that Your loved ones may be rescued.
Save with Your power, and answer me.

Yih’yu l’ratzon imrei fi v’hegyon libi
l’fanecha, Adonai tzuri v’go-ali.

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart
be acceptable to You, Adonai, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Oseh shalom bimromav,
hu yaaseh shalom aleinu,
v’al kol Yisrael, v’al kol yosh’vei teiveil,
v’imru. Amen.

May the one who makes peace in the high heavens
make peace for us, all Israel and all who inhabit the earth. Amen.

Shabbat Morning Worship Service: Sim Shalom

Common Prayers for Shabbat Morning
Sim shalom tovah uv’rachah, chein vachesed v’rachamim, aleinu v’al kol Yisrael amecha. Bar’cheinu, yotzreinu, kulanu k’echad b’or panecha, ki v’or panecha natata lanu, Adonai Eloheinu, Torat chayim v’ahavat chesed, utz’dakah uv’rachah v’rachamim v’chayim v’shalom. V’tov b’einecha l’vareich et amcha Yisrael b’chol eit uv’chol shaah bish’lomecha.

Sim shalom tovah uv’rachah,
chein vachesed v’rachamim,
aleinu v’al kol Yisrael amecha.
Bar’cheinu, yotzreinu, kulanu k’echad
b’or panecha,
ki v’or panecha natata lanu,
Adonai Eloheinu,
Torat chayim v’ahavat chesed,
utz’dakah uv’rachah v’rachamim
v’chayim v’shalom.
V’tov b’einecha l’vareich et amcha Yisrael
b’chol eit uv’chol shaah bish’lomecha.
SHABBAT SHUVAH — B’sefer chayim,
b’rachah v’shalom, ufarnasah tovah,
nizacheir v’nikateiv l’fanecha,
anachnu v’chol amcha beit Yisrael,
l’chayim tovim ul’shalom.
Baruch atah, Adonai, oseih hashalom.
Baruch atah, Adonai,
ham’vareich et amo Yisrael bashalom.

Grant peace, goodness and blessing, grace, kindness and mercy,
to us and to all Your people Israel.
Bless us, our Creator, all of us together, through the light of Your Presence.
Truly through the light of Your Presence, Adonai our God,
You gave us a Torah of life —
the love of kindness, justice and blessing, mercy, life, and peace.
May You see fit to bless Your people Israel
at all times, at every hour, with Your peace.
Shabbat shuvah — Inscribe us for life, blessing, peace, and prosperity, remembering all
Your people Israel for life and peace. Blessed are You, Adonai, Source of peace.

Baruch atah, Adonai, oseih hashalom.

Praised are You, Adonai, who blesses Your people Israel with peace.

Baruch atah, Adonai, ham’vareich et amo Yisrael bashalom.

Shabbat Morning Worship Service: K'dushah

Common Prayers for Shabbat Morning

The K'dushah is the central blessing of the Amidah.

Hebrew text of Kdushah

N’kadeish et shimcha baolam,
k’shem shemakdishim oto bish’mei marom,
kakatuv al yad n’vi-echa,
v’kara zeh el zeh v’amar:
Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh Adonai tz’vaot,
m’lo chol haaretz k’vodo.
Adir adireinu, Adonai Adoneinu,
mah adir shimcha b’chol haaretz.
Baruch k’vod Adonai mimkomo.
Echad hu Eloheinu, hu Avinu,
hu Malkeinu, hu Moshi-einu,
v’hu yashmi-einu b’rachamav l’einei kol chai.
Ani Adonai Eloheichem.
Yimloch Adonai l’olam, Elohayich Tzion
l’dor vador, hal’luyah.

Let us sanctify Your Name on earth, as it is sanctified in the heavens above.
As it is written by Your prophet:
Holy, holy, holy is Adonai Tz’vaot! God’s presence fills the whole earth.
Source of our strength, Sovereign One, how majestic is Your presence in all the earth!
Blessed is the presence of God, shining forth from where God dwells.
God alone is our God and our Creator, our Ruler and our Helper; and in
mercy, God is revealed in the sight of all the living: I am Adonai your God!
Adonai shall reign forever, your God, O Zion,
from generation to generation, Hallelujah!

L’dor vador nagid godlecha ul’neitzach n’tzachim
k’dushat-cha nakdish, v’shivchacha Eloheinu,
mipinu lo yamush l’olam va-ed.*
Baruch atah, Adonai, Ha-El hakadosh.

To all generations we will declare Your greatness, and for all eternity
proclaim Your holiness. Your praise, O God, shall never depart from our lips.*
Blessed are You, Adonai, the Holy God.

Baruch atah, Adonai, Ha-El hakadosh.

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