Kiddush for Friday Evening

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Prayer

To hear how to chant or pronounce the Hebrew blessings, click here for feminine God language or here for masculine God language, for recordings of each by Rabbi Margot Stein.

Feminine:

Masculine:

Feminine:

Vay'hi erev vay'hi voker yom hashishi. Vay'chulu hashamayim v'hararetz v'cho tz'va-am. Vat'chal Elohim bayom hash'vi-I m'lachta asher asta. Vatishbot bayom hash'vi-I mikol m'lachta ahser asta. Vat'varech Elohim et yom hash'vi-I vat'kadesish oto, ki vo shavta mikol m'lachta asher bar'a Elohim la-asot.

B'rucha At Ya Eloheinu Ruach ha-Olam boreit p'ri hagafen.

Masculine:

Baruch atah adonai elohaynu melech ha'olam boray pri hagafen.

B'rucha At Ya Eloheinu Ruach ha-Olam asher kid'shatnu b'mitzvoteiha v'ratzta vanu, v'shabat kodsheich b'ahava u'v'ratzon hinchalatnu zikaron l'ma'aseh v'reishit, ki hu yom t'chila l'mikra'ei kodesh zeicher litzi-at Mitzrayim, ki vanu vachart, v'otanu kidasht im kol ha'amim, v'shabat kodsheich b'ahava uv'ratzon hinchalatnu. B'rucha At Ya m'kadeshet haShabbat.

Baruch atah adonai elohaynu melech ha'olam ahser kidshanu b'mitzvotav v'ratazah vanu, ushabat kodsho b'ahava u'v'ratzon hinchilanu, zikaron l'ma'aseh v'resishit, ki hu yom t'chila l'mikra'ei kodesh zeicher litzi-at Mitzrayim, ki vanu vacharta, v'otanu kidashta im kol ha'amim v'shabbat kodshecha b'ahava uv'ratzon hinchaltanu. Baruch atah adonai m'kadesh hashabat.

"And there was evening and there was morning:
the sixth day. Heaven, earth, and all their beings were finished.
God completed on the seventh day the work that had been done,
and ceased upon the seventh day from all the work that had been
done. God blessed the seventh day and set it apart. For on it
God had ceased from all the work that had been done in carrying
out the Creation."

With the permission of this company:

Blessed are you, The Boundless One our God,
the source of all life, who creates the fruit of the vine.
Blessed are you, Yah our God, the source of al life, who has set
us apart with your mitzvoth, and taken pleasure in us, and the holy
Shabbat with love and favor made our possession, a remembrance
of the work of Creation. For it is the first of all the holy days
proclaimed, a symbol of the Exodus from Egypt. For you have
called to us and make us holy for your service (some say: For you have chosen us from among all peoples) and given us to keep,
in love and favor, your holy Shabbat. Blessed are you, Source
of Wonder, who sets apart Shabbat.