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Shabbat Blessings: HaMotzi - Blessing Over Bread Before a Meal
Say this blessing before eating bread (challah) at the beginning of a meal on Shabbat.
Shabbat Blessings: Psalm 126 - Shir Hamaalot
On Shabbat, holidays and at certain other festive meals, begin Birkat HaMazon (grace after meals) with "A Pilgrim's Song."
Daily Blessings: Birkat HaMazon (Grace After Meals) - Short Version
Learn how to sing the blessings for grace after meals.
Daily Blessings: Birkat HaMazon (Grace After Meals) - Long Version
Chaverim vachaveirot n'vareich!
Prayer for Victims of Fire
As we gather this Shabbat, each in our own communities, we are united by the grief and anguish we feel over the destruction of homes and lives by fire this week.
Shabbat Blessings: Upon Lighting the Candles
The candles are lit before the blessing is recited.
Stories We Tell: The Spoonful of Oil
There was a young man who wanted to learn the secret of happiness. He sought out the advice of a wise man, who was too busy to talk with him at that moment but gave him a task: walk around and carry a spoon with two drops of oil and be careful to not let them spill. Listen to find out how this seemingly strange assignment taught the boy an important lesson.
Kindling the Lights of Peace: A Meditation for Shabbat Candle-Lighting
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.
Shabbat Conclusion: Havdalah Blessings
The Havdalah service marks the separation between the end of Shabbat and the new week.
Mi Shebeirach - Prayer for Healing
These comforting words can be said on behalf of those who are ill. Whether friends or loved ones are struggling with physical, emotional or spiritual challenges, this prayer speaks to our desire for their healing.