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Jewish Hebrew Prayers

Here are some Jewish prayers that are often said on holidays and on other occasions. From Rabbi Da’veed’s book (Interesting insights and understanding facts) Copyright 2000

Hebrew Holiday Prayers

Hanukah Prayers

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu Melech ha'olam. Asher kidshanu be'mitzvotav ve'tzivanu le'hadlik ner shel Hanukah.

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us by your commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of Hanukah.

Baruch ata Adonai Eloheynu Melech ha'olam. Sheasa nisim la'avoteynu ba'yamim hahem ba'zman hazeh.

Blessed are You, O'Lord our God, King of the universe, who wrought miracles for our fathers in days of old, and this season.

Simhat Torah Prayer and Song

Baruch ata Adonai Eloheynu Melech ha'olam shehehiyanu ve'kiymanu ve'higianu la'zman ha'zeh.

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has kept us in life, and has preserved us, and enabled us to reach this season.

Dayenu (Song)

Ilu natan lanu et ha'Shabbat, dayenu. Ilu natan lanu et ha'Torah, dayenu.Ilu hihnisanu l'eretz Israel, dayenu. Da, dayenu, da, dayenu...

Purim Prayer

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu Melech ha'olam. Asher kidshanu be'mitzvotav ve'tzivanu al mikra megilah.

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us by your commandments, and has commanded us to read the Megillah.

Shabbat Prayers

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu Melech ha'olam. Asher kidshanu be'mitzvotav ve'tzivanu le'hadlik ner shel Shabbat.

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has made us holy by your commandments, and commanded us to light the Shabbat candle.

Prayer over the children

Yesimcha Elohim ke'Efraim ve'Chimnashe.

God, make thee as Efraim and Menasheh.

Yesimech Elohim ke'Sarah Rivkah Rachel ve'Leah.

God, make thee as Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Leah.

Aaronic blessing

Yevarchecha Adonai ve'yshmerecha; Ya'er Adonai panav eleicha vichunecha; ysa Adonai panav eilecha ve'yasem lecha shalom.

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord turn His face unto thee, and give thee peace.

Prayer over Wine and Bread

(Wine)

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu Melech ha'olam. Boreh pri ha'gafen.

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, Who createst the fruit of the vine.

(Bread)

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu Melech ha'olam. Hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz.

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, Who bringest forth bread from the earth.

Prayers for the Feast of Tabernacles-Sukkot

Prayer Blessing for waving and using the Lulav

"Baruch ata Adonai, Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, asher kid'shanu bi'mitzvo-tav, vi'tzivanu al ni-tilat lulav."

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His mitzvot, and instructed us to raise up the Lulav.

(Blessing for the season) Shehe-heyanu

Baruch ata Adonai Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, asher kid'shanu bi'mitzvo-tav, sheh-heh-khe-ya-nu v'ki-y'manu v'higi-anu la-z'man ha-zeh.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, for giving us life, for sustaining us, and for enabling us to reach this season

(Blessing of thanks giving)

Hodu l'Adonai key tov, key l'olam kahas-doe."

"Let us give thanks to the Lord for God is good, for God's kindness endures forever."

Prayer for dwelling in the Sukkah (booth)

Baruch ata Adonai, Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, asher kid'shanu bi'mitzvo-tav, vi'tzivanu leishev ba-sukkah

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His mitzvot, and instructed us to dwell in the sukkah (booth)

Prayers for Rosh ha Shanah

(Blessing over the Shofar)

Baruch ata Adonai Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, asher kid'shanu bi'mitz-vo-sav, vi'tzi-vanu le'she-moe  Kol  Shofar

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His mitzvot, and instructed us to hear the sound of the Shofar

(Blessing for the Apples)

Baruch ata Adonai, Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, boe-ray pe-ree  ha-itz

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the tree

(This prayer is said after eating the apple)

Y'hi  razon  mill-fah-neyha,  Adonai Elo-heinu vey-lohey ah-voe-taynu,  shet-ha-dayesh ah-laynu shanah toe-va  oom-too-kah

May it be you will, Adonai our God and God of our ancestors, that you renew for us a good and sweet year

Fixing a Mezuzah on the door post blessing

Baruch ata Adonai, Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, asher kid'shanu bi'mitzvo-tav, vi'tzivanu likboa mezuzah

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His mitzvot, and instructed us to affix a mezuzah

Prayer for putting on the Tzitzit-tassels and Prayer shawl

Baruch ata Adonai, Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, asher kid'shanu bi'mitzvo-tav, vi'tzivanu  l' heet-atef b' tzitzit

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His mitzvot, and instructed us to wrap ourselves in the tzizit

Havdalah Prayers Blessings-for the closing of the Shabbat

Baruch ata Adonai Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, boe-ray pe-ree ha-gaf-fen (she-hakol nee-yeh bidvaro)

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the vine (by whose will all things exist)

(blessing for the b'samin box (spice box)

Baruch ata Adonai Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, boe-ray minay b'samin

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who creates diverse spices

(blessing for the braided candle)

Baruch ata Adonai Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, boe-ray m'orai ha-esh

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who creates the light of the fire

Prayer Blessing for washing the hands

Baruch ata Adonai, Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, asher kid'shanu bi'mitzvo-tav, vi'tzivanu al ne-tilat yadayim

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His mitzvot, and instructed us concerning the washing of hands

Prayer Blessing for reading the Torah

Bar-chu  et Adonai  ham-voe-rach,

Baruch Adonai ham-voe-rach, l' olam-va-ed

Baruch ata Adonai Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam, asher bahar  banu  mi kol ha amim, v' natan lanu et torah toe, Baruch ata Adonai no ten ha Torah,

Amein

Bless the Lord who is to be blessed. Bless be the Lord who is to be blessed forever and ever.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, You chose us from all peoples, giving us Your Torah; You are the Blessed One, who gave us the Torah

(Blessing After reading the Torah)

Baruch ata Adonai Elo-heinu Melech ha'olam,  asher natan lanu Torat emet V' chayei  olam nata b' toe -chey nu

Baruch ata Adonai  no ten ha Torah

Amein

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe. You gave us Your true instruction, and planted everylasting life in our mist. You are the Blessed One, who gave us the Torah