The 7 Jewish wedding blessing

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These Blessings are very important part of a traditional Jewish wedding celebration. The 7 blessings were taken and adapted from ancient rabbinic teachings, it starts with the blessing said with a goblet of wine, and ending with the traditional breaking of a glass to remember that even during the happiest moments of  their life, they must remember and mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple.(the  book of psalms): I do not raise you above the height of my joyous occasions, in the midst of our greatest `joy we must always remember that God’s kingdom is not complete until the Holy Temple is rebuilt. After the breaking of the glass,( in some weddings they use light bulbs because it’s easier to break) the guests shouts “Mazel tov”(good luck)

In many ceremonies the prayers are read or chanted in both Hebrew and English. The blessing may be recited by different people selected by the Kallah (bride) and Chatan (groom). Often times, some couples ask friends and love ones to read the blessings, or may ask all the guests to read the blessings from a wedding program.

1)   Baruch Ata HaShem Elokainu Melech HaOlam, SheHakol Barah Lichvodo

Blessed are you, our God, Ruler of the universe, who has created everything for your glory.

2)   Baruch Ata HaShem Elokainu Melech HaOlam, Yotzer Ha’Adam

Blessed are you, our God, Ruler of the universe, Creator of Human Beings.

.3)   Baruch Ata HaShem Elokainu Melech HaOlam, Asher Yatzar Et Ha’Adam Betzalmo, b’Tzelem Dmut Tavnito, VeHitkon Lo Mimenu Binyan Adei Ad. Baruch Ata HaShem Yotzer Ha’Adam

Blessed are you, our God, Ruler of the universe, who has fashioned human beings in your image, according to your likeness and has fashioned from it a lasting mold. Blessed are you, Creator of Human Beings.

4)   Sos Tasis VeTagel HaAkarah, BeKibbutz Bane’ha Letocha BeSimchaa. Baruch Ata HaShem, Mesame’ach Tzion BeVaneha

Let the barren city be jubilantly happy and joyful at her joyous reunion with her children.  You are blessed, Lord, who makes Zion rejoice with her children

5)   Sameach TeSamach Re’im Ahuvim, KeSamechacha Yetzircha BeGan Eden MiKedem. Baruch Ata HaShem, MeSame’ach Chatan VeKalah

Let the loving couple be very happy, just as you made your creation happy in the garden of Eden, so long ago.  You are blessed, Lord, who makes the groom and the bride happy.

6)   Baruch Ata HaShem Elokainu Melech HaOlam, Asher Barah Sasson VeSimcha, Chatan VeKalah, Gila Rina, Ditza VeChedva, Ahava VeAchava, VeShalom VeRe’ut. MeHera  HaShem Elokeinu Yishama BeArei Yehudah U’Vchutzot Yerushalayim, Kol Sasson V’eKol Simcha, Kol Chatan V’eKol Kalah, Kol Mitzhalot Chatanim MeChupatam, U’Nearim Mimishte Neginatam.  Baruch Ata HaShem MeSame’ach Chatan Im Hakalah.

You are blessed, Lord our God, the sovereign of the world, who created joy and celebration, groom and bride, rejoicing, jubilation, pleasure and delight, love and brotherhood, peace and friendship.  May there soon be heard, Lord our God, in the cities of Judea and in the streets of Jerusalem, the sound of joy and the sound of celebration, the voice of a groom and the voice of a bride, the happy shouting of grooms from their weddings and of young men from their feasts of song.  You are blessed, Lord, who makes the groom and the bride rejoice together.

7)   Baruch Ata HaShem Elokainu Melech HaOlam, Boreh Pri HaGafen.

Blessed are You Hashem our God King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.

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