Many parents choose to honor their child with a significant gift. Some families give their baby a The prayer recited over wine on Shabbat, holidays, and other joyous occasions. cup and candlesticks to use when she is able. Other gifts are also appropriate.
Here are some words to use:
“We give our daughter the tools of the ritual life of our community and we pray that she finds depth, passion, and integrity in our tradition:
A set of candlesticks for her to light when she is able, as has been the custom of Jewish women throughout the ages. May her Shabbat 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. table shine brightly with the light of The Five Books of Moses, and the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is considered the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a high mitzvah. The Torah itself a scroll that is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is chanted aloud on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle. Sometimes "Torah" is used as a colloquial term for Jewish learning and narrative in general. and the warmth of love.
A kiddush cup for her to bless when she is able, in the hope that she will enjoy the fullness of our tradition. May her cup run over with joy, may her study of Torah be rich and passionate, and may she find her own paths to bring holiness and healing to the world.