Birkat Hamazon, Meein Shalosh, Boreh Nefashot & Bracha Achrona: Nusach Ashkenaz, Sefarad, Edot Hamizrach & Teiman – provided for the public benefit. Learn how to sing the blessings for grace after meals. Birkat Hamazon or Birkat Hammazon known in English as the Grace After Meals is a set of Hebrew blessings that Jewish Halakha (“collective body of Jewish.

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When one hundred are present, the leader says “Blessed is HaShem our God, of Whose we have eaten and of Whose goodness we have lived”, and the group responds “Blessed is HaShem our God, of Whose we have eaten, and of Whose goodness we have lived. At birkat hamazon concluding the celebratory meal of a brit milah ritual circumcisionadditional introductory lines, known as Nodeh Leshimchaare added at the beginning and special ha-Rachaman prayers are inserted.

Birkat Hamazon is recited after consuming a meal eaten with bread. Unsourced material may be bicrhas and removed. None of these variations is ever used in practice: Birkot hashachar Akeida Offerings. At later meals, or on Rosh Chodesh or Chol Hamoednothing need be done. Psalm 27 Avinu Malkeinu Selichot. The most widely available bitchas the Ashkenazic. Many Sephardi Jewsespecially Spanish and Portuguese Jews often haamazon a hymn in Spanish not Ladino as is commonly assumedcalled Bendigamosbefore or after birkat hamazon.

In other projects Wikisource. A number of Modern Orthodox authorities [7] have held that because of improvements in women’s religious education women can now do so, and some say that they are now obligated to. Shacharit Preparation Birkot hashachar Akeida Offerings.

Birkat Hamazon

An additional abbreviated form of birkat hamazon in Ladino, called Ya Comimosmay also be said. When birkat hamazon takes place at the Sheva Brachot seven blessings following a traditional Jewish marriagespecial opening lines reflecting the joy of the occasion are added to the zimmun invitation to grace beginning with Devai Haser.


It is sufficient to wash until the second joint of the fingers. This practice is called mayim acharonim final waters. After these four blessings, there is a series of short prayers, each beginning with the word Harachaman the Merciful Onewhich ask for God’s compassion. At the conclusion of birkat hamazona further seven special blessings are recited.

Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax Articles containing Yiddish-language text. It is customary for the person leading the zimmun to recite the blessings over a cup of wine called the kos shel beracha cup of blessing. At a Passover Sederthe cup of bircnas is drunk by everyone present, and functions as the “Third Cup”. Although the practice is based on a ruling recorded in the Talmud, whether or not this ruling brichas still binding is a matter of dispute among various Orthodox communities, given that the practice of eating with knives and forks seems to remove the practical reason for it.

There is hxmazon practice in many Orthodox communities to wash the hands before reciting birkat hamazon.

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Archived from the original on 2 April Uamazon, the cover of the bencher is customized to reflect the event. Birkat Hamazon is made up of four blessings. A special ritual dispenser can be used to dispense the water, [10] but does not need to be. If this prayer is also forgotten, nothing need be done. Sapphire from the Land of Israel: If one forgets al ha-Nissimone does not repeat Birkat Hamazon, although one recites a special Harachaman toward the very end, followed by the paragraph Bimeiwhich describes the respective holidays.

Birkat Hamazon – Wikipedia

In liberal branches of Judaism, there is no standard text to be recited and customs vary accordingly. Although sometimes done at ordinary meals, it is more commonly done on Shabbat and Jewish Holidaysand almost universally done at meals celebrating special events. It is held that this, though a chovah duty[9] hamzzon not a mitzvah a commandmentas the practice was hakazon for health reasons specifically, to avoid the danger of touching the eyes with harmful salts.


The practice of a cup of blessing is mentioned in the Talmud.

Hebrew words and phrases Jewish prayer and ritual texts Jewish blessings Positive Mitzvoth. Psalmeponymously called Shir Hama’alot Song of Ascentswhich expresses the Jewish hope of return to Zion following their final redemption, is widely recited by Ashkenazi Jews before Birkat Hamazon on ShabbatJewish holidaysand other days on which the penitential Tachanun prayer is not recited.

An abbreviated form is sometime used when time is lacking. A Zimmun of 10 is called a Zimmun B’Shem. All of these texts follow the same structure described above, but the wording varies.

Retrieved from ” https: This invitation is called a zimmun. Among those who do practice ha,azon acharonimthe majority simply pour a small amount of water over their finger tips. The statutory birkat hamazon ends at the hanazon of these four blessings, with the words, al yechasrenu Bitchas after meals. If this is also forgotten, then at the first two meals of Shabbat and major holidays with the possible exception of the Rosh Hashanah day mealone must repeat the entire Birkat Hamazon.

This article needs additional citations for verification. On Ahmazon and Purim al ha-Nissim is added to the middle of the second blessing.