We bring prayers and rituals that reflect the five senses, to awaken RebeccaThe second Jewish matriarch, Isaac's wife, and mother to Jacob and Esau. Rebecca is an active parent, talking to God when she is pregnant and learning the fate of her children, then ultimately manipulating Isaac and the children to ensure Jacob's ascendancy. Her Hebrew name is Rivka. to the world around her and to encourage her to experience life with her whole being.
Let your life be filled with music, to please and inspire you, to connect you with others, and to permeate you with a love of life.
B’rukhah haba’ah tahat kanfey ha’shechinah.
May you be blessed beneath the wings of Shechinah.
Be blessed with love, be blessed with peace.
(Debbie Friedman, z”l)
Be embraced by the tallitA four-cornered garment to which ritual fringes (tzitzit/tzitzi'ot) are affixed. The knots in the fringes represent the name of God and remind us of God's commandments. The tallit is worn during prayer and can also be drawn about oneself or around the bride and groom to symbolize divine protection., under which your parents were wed and now lovingly held by your grandparents, as your family and community embrace you.
A Blessing on the Occasion of a Brit BatLit. "Joy of a daughter" A contemporary naming ceremony for a new baby girl. Also called Brit Bat, Zeved Habat.
May the Shechinah spread her wings over you and protect you.
May you know great joy, happiness, and fulfillment in your life.
May you walk with your people IsraelLit. ''the one who struggles with God.'' Israel means many things. It is first used with reference to Jacob, whose name is changed to Israel (Genesis 32:29), the one who struggles with God. Jacob's children, the Jewish people, become B'nai Israel, the children of Israel. The name also refers to the land of Israel and the State of Israel. in pride, and may you understand that to be a Jew is a source of joy and meaning, and an important responsibility.
May you honor your parents, recognizing that they have brought you into the world in love and in hope, and may you bring them great joy.
May you go from strength to strength, yet always be able to accept your own weaknesses and those of others.
May you judge yourself and others with fairness and compassion, and without harshness.
May you have the confidence and self-esteem to move towards whatever goals you choose for yourself, and may you have the wisdom and courage to change your mind if your original goals are replaced by newer and better ones.
May you allow yourself to dream your dreams and soar with flights of fancy and imagination.
May you always keep a precious part of yourself as “child” even as you move to adulthood.
May your ears be filled with music of every imaginable kind, and may the rhythms be of your own making, allowing yourself to march at your own pace.
May you experience the inevitable moments of sadness and pain in a way that will give these moments meaning and add value to your life.
May you live in a world blessed with peace and harmony, and may your future be as bright and as hopeful as the world’s first rainbow.
And let us all say: Amen.
Jewish women have traditionally been guardians of the light, kindling the spiritual flames every ShabbatShabbat is the Sabbath day, the Day of Rest, and is observed from Friday night through Saturday night. Is set aside from the rest of the week both in honor of the fact that God rested on the seventh day after creating the world. On Shabbat, many Jews observe prohibitions from various activities designated as work. Shabbat is traditionally observed with festive meals, wine, challah, prayers, the reading and studying of Torah, conjugal relations, family time, and time with friends. and holiday. Let the mesmerizing light of these candles remind us of our connection with the past and the obligations of the present.
Blessing over the candles (all women together)
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם בּוֹרֵא מְאוֹרֵי הָאֵשׁ
Barukh atah adonay, eloheynu melekh ha’olam, borey m’orey haesh.
בְּרוּכָה אַתְּ יָהּ אֱלֹהֵינוּ רוּחַ הָעוֹלָם בּוֹרֵאת מְאוֹרֵי הָאֵשׁ
B’rukhah at YahA name for God, as in "halleluyah" – praise God. Some people prefer this name for God as a non-gendered option. eloheynu ruakhLit. Spirit. Some new versions of blessings call God "Spirit of the World" (Ruakh Ha’olam), rather than "King of the World" (Melekh Ha'olam). ha’olam boret m’orey haesh.
The fragrance of the spices arouses our most astute sense, hinting at the sweetness in the world.
Blessing over the spicebox
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם בּוֹרֵא מִינֵי בְשָׂמִים
Barukh atah adonay, eloheynu melekh ha’olam, borey miney v’samim.
בְּרוּכָה אַתְּ יָהּ רוּחַ הָעוֹלָם בּוֹרֵאת מִינֵי בְשָׂמִים
B’rukhah at yah eloheynu ruakh ha’olam boret miney v’samim.
Take your first sip of wine, Rebecca, and taste the drink that is the holy link between people and God, used to sanctify all Jewish celebrations.
Blessing over the wine
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָפֶן
Barukh atah adonay, eloheynu melekh ha’olam, boreh p’ri hagafen.
בְּרוּכָה אַתְּ יָהּ אֱלֹהֵינוּ רוּחַ הָעוֹלָם בּוֹרֵאת פְּרִי הַגָפֶן
B’rukhah at Yah eloheynu ruakh ha’olam boret p’ri hagafen.
From the BritLit. Covenant. Judaism is defined by the covenant - the contract between the Jewish people and God. God promises to make us abundant and to give us the land of Israel; we promise to obey God's commandments. This covenant begins with Abraham and is reiterated throughout the Torah. A brit milah, literally a covenant of circumcision, is often simply called a brit or bris. Bat of Rebecca YaelA female character in the Book of Judges who is instrumental in the Israelites' obtaining the victory that Deborah had prophesied. When she encountered the enemy king Sisera, Yael invites him into her tent. She feeds him milk to make him drowsy and, when he fell asleep, she murders him by driving a tent peg through his temple. Morrow-Spitzer, RRC files