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. Shir Ha Maalot. Shir ha-maalot, beshuv Adonai et shivat tziyon hayinu ke- cholmim. Az yimalei sechok pinu u-leshoneinu rinah az yomru va. Birkas Hamazon, ברכת המזון, Birchas Hamazon, Prayer After Meals (Bentchen) / Grace, Blessing After Meals. Visit to say Birchas Hamazon.

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Birkat Hamazon

Ba’avur shemo ha gadol ki hu El zan u-mefarneis la-kol u-meitiv lyrcis u-meichin mazon le-chol beriyotav asher baro. Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax Articles containing Yiddish-language text. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Traditionally, the cover of the bencher birkag customized to reflect the event.

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.

Birkat Hamazon – Wikipedia

Our God, our Father, look after us and feed us, give us a livelihood and support us, and provide a respite for us — a respite for us, Lord our God, soon, from all our troubles. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. When the Lord brought Zion out of captivity, we were like people in a dream. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Shuvah Adonai et sheviteinu ka-afikim ba-negev.

Grace After Meals – Text

Accordingly, women forming a zimmun and leading birkat hamazon has become increasingly common in Modern Orthodox circles. Ve-hareinu Adonai Eloheinu be-nechamat tziyon irecha uve-vinyan Yerushalayim ir kodshecha ki atah hu baal ha-yeshuot u-vaal ha-nechamot.

According to the Mishnah Berurahthis does not fulfill the terms of the obligation at all; but according to the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch May the Merciful One send a plentiful blessing on this house and on this table at which we have eaten. This site uses cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience.

Ha-rachaman hu yishlach berachah merubah ba-bayit ha-zeh ve-al shulchan zeh she-achalnu alav. Retrieved 17 April Stand in awe of the Lord, you who are His holy ones, for there is nothing lacking to those who stand in awe of Him.

Baruch atah Adonai, al ha-aretz ve-al ha-mazon. Migdol yeshuot malko ve-oseh chesed li-meshicho le-David ule-zaro ad olam. This psalm describes the reactions of the Jews in exile as would have been expressed during the Babylonian captivity See Mishna Berura quoting the Shelah. After these four blessings, there is a series of short prayers, each beginning with the word Hqmazon the Merciful Onewhich ask for God’s compassion.

At later meals, or on Rosh Chodesh or Chol Hamoednothing need be done. There is therefore no blessing said for this washing. Among those who do practice mayim acharonimthe majority simply pour a small amount of water over their finger tips.


Hu gemalanu hu gomleinu hu yigmeleinu la-ad lechein le-chesed ule-rachamim ule-revach hatzalah ve-hatzlacha beracha viyshuah nechama parnasa ve-chalkalah ve-rachamim ve-chayim ve-shalom ve-chol tov, umi-kol tuv le-olam al yechasreinu. Although sometimes done at ordinary meals, it is more commonly done on Shabbat and Jewish Holidaysand almost universally done at meals celebrating special events.

All of these texts follow the same structure described above, but the wording varies. 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. The Muslim Spy who Became a Jew. With permission of the distinguished people present, Let us bless Him If there are 10 men present add: Orach Chayim – Higdil Adonai la’asot imanu hayinu semeichim.

The man who weeps as he trails the seed along will return with cries of joy, carrying his sheaves.

May the Merciful One rule over us forever. At a Passover Sederthe cup of blessing is drunk by everyone present, and functions as the “Third Cup”.