Ceremony for Affixing the Mezuzah

By Emanuel Banks

Leader:
To all who pass through these gates, they are given the gift of love and happiness.

All:
In this home, it is the tent of peace and blessing.
In this home, it is the dwelling place of mitzvot and tzedakah.

Leader:
In this home, we come together. in this tent of peace and blessing and dwelling place of mitzvot and tzedakah.

All:
To establish it as a Jewish home.

Affixing the Mezuzah (place scroll in case, recite blessing, and affix):

Traditional:
Blessed are You, Lord our God, ruler of the universe who has sanctified us with commandments and commanded us to affix the Mezuzah.

 

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לִקְבֹּעַ מְזוּזָה

Barukh Atah, Adonay Eloheynu, melekh ha'olam asher kidshanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu likboa mezuzah.

Modern:
Blessed are we, people of the universe, to be given the traditions of our ancestors and to affix the mezuzah.

 

בְּרוּכִים אֲנַחְנוּ אַנְשֵׁי הַיְּקוּם עַל קַבָּלַת מָסֹרֶת אִמּוֹתֵינוּ וַאֲבוֹתֵינוּ וְעַל קְבִיעַת מְזוּזָה

B'rukhim anakhnu, anshey ha-yikum, al kabalat masoret imahoteynu v'avoteynu v'al kvi'at mezuzah.

Challah (lift challah and recite blessing):

Traditional:
Blessed are you, Lord our God, ruler of the universe who has given us bread from the earth.

 

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם הַמּוֹצִיא לֶחֶם מִן הָאָרֶץ

Barukh Atah, Adonay Eloheynu, melekh ha'olam hamotzi lekhem min ha'aretz.

Modern:
Blessed are we, people of the universe, to be given the traditions of our ancestors and to be given the bread from the earth.

 

בְּרוּכִים אֲנַחְנוּ אַנְשֵׁי הַיְּקוּם לְקַבָּלַת מָסֹרֶת אִמּוֹתֵינוּ וַאֲבוֹתֵינוּ הַמּוֹצִיא לֶחֶם מִין הָאָרֶץ

B'rukhim  anakhnu, anshey ha-yikum, l'kabalat masoret imahoteynu v'avoteynu, hamotzi lekhem min ha'aretz.

(Salt the challah, tear, and enjoy!)

 

Complete Ceremony

Found in: Endings & Beginnings

Tags: mezuzah