May the One Who Blessed Our Mothers

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 ruakh uv’samkhut. Mi sheberakh et b’not tz’lafkhad v’hitzdik et t’viatan hu y’varekh et ____________ bishivayon maleh. Mi sheberakh et Sarah, Rivkah, Rakhel v’Leah uMir’yam han’viah v’Avigail v’Ester hamal’kah bat avikhail, hu y’varekh et ____________ b’mazal 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’kavod. 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 Miriam, 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 Israel and the comradeship of women.

May the One who blessed Ruth 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, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, and Miriam the Prophetess and Avigail, and Queen Esther, 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 Jerusalem. Used with permission of Kehillat Kol Haneshama and Rabbi Naamah Kelman.

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