Jewish Marriage Tradition: The Seven Blessings

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A traditional Jewish wedding includes the recitation of the Sheva Brachot. This is also known as birkot Nesium which are seven blessings for the couple as part of nissuin. These blessings are recited by a Hazzan or Rabbi or the wedding guests. This is said over a cup of wine which is passed to the person saying the blessing.

Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha-olan, b’re p’ri hagafen. (Blessed are You, LORD, our God, sovereign of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.)

Barukh atah Adonai Elheinu melech ha-olam shehakol bara lichvodo. (Blessed are You, Hashem, our God, sovereign of the universe, who created everything for his Glory.)

Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha’olam, yotzer haa’dam. (Blessed are You, our God, sovereign of the universe, who creates man)

Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha-olam, asher yatzar et ha-adam b’tzalmo, b’tzelem d’mut tavnitu, v’hitkin lo mimeno binyan adei ad. Baruch Atah Adonai, yotzeir ha-adam. (Blessed are You, LORD, our God, sovereign of the universe, who creates man in your image, fashioning perpetuated life. Blessed are You, LORD, creator of man.

So stasis v’tageil ha-akara b’kibutz baneha l’tocha b’simcha. Baruch atah, Adonai m’sameach Tzion b’vaneha. (May Zion rejoice as her children are restored to her in joy. Blessed are You, LORD, who causes Zion to rejoice her children’s return.)

Sameiach Tesameach reiim ha-ahuvim k’sameichachca y’tzircha b’gan eden mikedem. Baruch atah Adonai, m’sameiach chatan v’chalah. (Grant perfect joy to these loving companions, as you did your creations in the Garden of Eden. Blessed are You, LORD, who grants the joy of groom and bride.)

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha-olam asher bara sason v’simcha chatan v’kallah, gillah rinah ditzah v’chedvah, ahavah v’achavah v’shalom v’reut. M’hera Adonai Elheinu yishammah b’arei Yhudah uv-chutzot Y’rushalayim kol sason v’kol simcha, kol chatan v’kol kalah, kol meitzhalot chatanim meichupatam u-narim mimishte n’ginatam. Baruch atah Adonai, m’sameiach chatan im hakalah. (Blessed are, LORD, our God, sovereign of the universe, who created joy and gladness, groom and bride, mirth, song, delight and rejoicing, love and harmony and peace and companionship. LORD our God, may there ever be heard in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem voices in marriage under the bridal canopy, the voices of young people feasting and singing. Blessed are You, LORD, who causes the groom to rejoice with his bride.)

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