Blessing for Zoom

brown skinned woman with dark hair sitting at desk looking at computer screen where an array of faces are shown as on a Zoom screen

About two years ago, in what were the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, my daughter, Jessica Moise-Grodsky, proposed the following blessing when we were scheduling a “Zoom Shabbat dinner” with some distant family:

“Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of Infinity, who enables us to see those we love.”

Two Hebrew versions of this were then provided by an Israeli friend:

ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם המאפשר לנו לראות את אהובינו 

Barukh atah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha’olam ha’m’afsher  lanu lir’ot et ahuveinu

(“Who makes it possible for us to see those we love”)


ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם אשר נתן לבני אנוש בינה לאפשר לנו לראות את אהובינו

Barukh atah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha’olam asher natan liv’nei enosh binah, l’afsher lanu lir’ot et ahuveinu

(“Who gives humanity wisdom, to enable us to see those we love”)

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