מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ אֶת מִרְיָם אֲחוֹת מִשֶּׂה בְּשִׂמְחַת הַחַיִּים, לַהַט הָרִקּוּד וְהַיְכֹלֶת לִסְחֹף אֶת הַנָּשִׁים אַחֲרֶיהָ בִּתְפִלָּה וּבְחֲגִיגָה הוּא יְבָרֵךְ אֶת _________ בְּאַהֲבַת אַחְיוֹתֶיהָ בְּנוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל וּבְּאַחְוָת נָשִׁים. מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ אֶת רוּת בְּלֵב זָהָב וּבְנֶאֱמָנוּת מְסוּרָה. מִי שֶׁחִזֵּק אוֹתָהּ מוּל הַגַעֲגוּעִים לְאַרְצָהּ לְמוֹלַדְתָּהּ וּלְאַחְיוֹתֶיהָ, הוּא יַעֲנִיק ל_________ אֶת שִׂמְחַת הַנְּתִינָה, אֶת אַמָּנוּת הַקֶּשֶׁב וְהַכֹּחַ לַעֲמֹד בְּגַעֲגוּעִים
מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ אֶת דְּבוֹרָה הַנְבִיאָה בְּמַנְהִיגוּת, הוּא יְבָרֵךְ אֶת ______בִּשְׁאָר רוּחַ וּבְסַמְכוּת. מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ אֶת בְּנוֹת צְלָפְחָד וְהִצְדִּיק אֶת תְּבִיעָתָן הוּא יְבָרֵךְ אֶת _________ בִּשִׁוָיוֹן מָלֵא.
מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ אֶת שָׂרָה רִבְקָה רָחֵל וְלֵאָה וּמִרְיָם הַנְּבִיאָה וְאֲבִיגַיִל וְאֶסְתֵּר הַמַּלְכָּה בַּת אֲבִיחַיִל הוּא יְבָרֵךְ אֶת ___________ בְּמַזָּל טוֹב וּבִשְׁעַת בְּרָכָה. וְגָדְלָה בִּבְרִיאוּת בַּבְּרִיאוּת שָׁלוֹם וּמְנוּחָה. וְיִזְכּוּ אָבִיהָ וְאִמָּהּ לִרְאוֹת בְּשִׂמְחָתָהּ וּבְחֻפָתָהּ בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת אֲשֶׁר וְכָּבוֹד. עוֹד יְנוּבוּן בְּשֵׂיבָה דְּשֵׁנִים וְרַעֲנַנִים יִהְיוּ וְכֵן יְהִי רָצוֹן וְנֹאמַר אָמֵן
Mi sheberakh et Mir’yam akhot Mosheh b’simkhat hakhayim, lahat harikud v’hay’kholet liskhof et hanashim akhareiha bit’filah uv’khagigah hu y’varekh et ______________ b’ahavat akh’yoteyha b’not yisrael ub’akhvat nashim. Mi sheberakh et Rut b’lev zahav uv’ne’emanot m’surah, mi shekhizek otah mul haga’aguim l’artzah, l’moladtah ul’akhioteyha, hu ya’anik l’_____________ et simkhat han’tinah, et amanut hakeshev v’hakhoakh la’amod b’ga’aguim. Misheberakh et D’vorah han’viah b’manhigut, hu y’varekh et ___________ bish’ar 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). uv’samkhut. Mi sheberakh et b’not tz’lafkhad v’hitzdik et t’viatan hu y’varekh et ____________ bishivayon maleh. Mi sheberakh et SarahThe first matriarch, wife of Abraham, and mother of Isaac, whom she birthed at the age of 90. Sarah, in Rabbinic tradition, is considered holy, beautiful, and hospitable. Many prayers, particularly the Amidah (the central silent prayer), refer to God as Magen Avraham – protector of Abraham. Many Jews now add: pokehd or ezrat Sarah – guardian or helper of Sarah., Rivkah, Rakhel v’LeahThe third of the Jewish matriarchs, Lead is the eldest of Lavan's daughters and one of the wives of Jacob. She is the daughter whom Lavan tricks Jacob into marrying instead of his younger daughter Rachel, whom Jacob has requested to marry. Leah is mother to six of the the twelve tribes and to one daughter, Dinah. uMir’yam han’viah v’AvigailOne of David's wives and a prophetess, known for her cleverness and beauty. She has the longest continous monologue of any woman in Hebrew scripture. Her Hebrew name is Avigail. v’Ester hamal’kah bat avikhail, hu y’varekh et ____________ b’mazalGood fortune, luck, and the Hebrew sign of the Zodiac. tov uvish’at b’rakhah. V’gadlah biv’riut, shalom um’nukhah. V’yiz’ku aviha v’imah lirot b’simkhatah uv’khufatah, banim uvanot, asher v’kavodHonor, as in kavod av v’em, honoring one’s parents, kavod ha’met, respect for the dead, kavod hatorah, the honor of the Torah.. Od y’nuvun b’seyvah d’shenim v’ra’ananim yih’iu v’khen y’hi ratzon, v’nomar amen.
May the One who blessed MiriamMiriam is the sister of Moses and Aaron. As Moses' and Aaron's sister she, according to midrash, prophesies Moses' role and helps secure it by watching over the young baby, seeing to it that Pharaoh's daughter takes him and that the baby is returned to his mother for nursing. During the Israelites' trek through the desert, a magical well given on her behalf travels with the Israelites, providing water, healing, and sustenance., Moses’ sister, with the joy of life, a passion for dance and made her an inspiration to other women to pray and celebrate together, bless [name of girl] with the love of her sisters, daughters of 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. and the comradeship of women.
May the One who blessed RuthAn important female biblical character with her own book. The Book of Ruth, read on Shavuot, tells the story of Ruth’s devotion to her mother-in-law, Naomi, and their return to Israel. Ruth’s story is often read as the first story of conversion. Ruth is the grandmother of King David. with a heart of gold and devoted loyalty, who gave her strength to face yearnings for her country, her homeland and her sisters, bless [name of child] with the joy of giving, the skill of listening and the strength to endure longings.
May the One who blessed Deborah the Prophetess with leadership, bless [name of child] with inspiration and authority.
May the One who blessed the daughters of Zelophchad and justified their claim, bless [name of child] with complete equality.
May the One who blessed Sarah, 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., RachelLavan's younger daughter and Jacob's beloved wife second wife (after he is initially tricked into marrying her older sister, Leah). Rachel grieves throughout her life that she is barren while Leah is so fertile. Ultimately, Rachel gives birth to Joseph and dies in childbirth with Benjamin. Rachel is remembered as compassionate (she is said to still weep for her children), and infertile women often invoke Rachel as a kind of intercessor and visit her tomb on the road to Bethlehem., and Leah, and Miriam the Prophetess and Avigail, and Queen EstherHeroine of the Purim story and Megillat (the scroll of) Esther. She is married to the king by her cousin Mordecai and ultimately saves her people from execution., daughter of Avichail, bless [name of child] with good fortune and a blessed future. May she grow up in good health, peace, and tranquility. May her parents be privileged to witness her joy and nuptials, sons and daughters, happiness and honor. They shall be fruitful in their old age and humorous and fresh. So be it! And we shall say Amen.
By Rabbi Naamah Kelman in Neshama Hadasha published by Kehillat Kol Haneshama in JerusalemLit. City of peace From the time of David to the Roman destruction, Jerusalem was the capital of Israel and the spiritual and governmental center of the Jewish people. During the long exile, Jews longed to return to Jerusalem and wrote poems, prayers, and songs about the beloved city. In 1967, with the capture of the Old City, Jerusalem was reunited, becoming "the eternal capital of Israel." Still, the longing for peace is unfulfilled.. Used with permission of Kehillat Kol Haneshama and Rabbi Naamah Kelman.